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Alicia M. Mason; Elizabeth A. Spencer; Megan C. Westhoff; Kristen M. Livingston; Josh Compton – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2023
This study aims to understand the general web accessibility of digital information networks which may serve as barriers for access to the global discipline of Communication through institutional and departmental websites, specifically for persons with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency (LEP). Our exploratory content analysis…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Accessibility (for Disabled), Access to Information, Web Sites
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Victoria McDermott; Amy R. May – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2023
Communication is the most powerful tool we have to challenge the plague of invisibility impacting our Indigenous communities. As we continue to challenge the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives touted by our institutions, we need to move beyond mission statements to "motion" (i.e., action required for meaningful transformation…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Indigenous Knowledge, Western Civilization, English
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Topic, Martina; Diers-Lawson, Audra Diers-Lawson; Goodman, Christian – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2022
The purpose of the article is to compare and contrast higher education and research among public relations and journalism students of middle-class and working-class origin. The paper applied Bourdieu's theory of "habitus" to analyze prejudices against the working class, explores whether working-class students express an anti-education…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Working Class, Student Characteristics, Socialization
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Sandoval, Jennifer – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2021
In light of a national reckoning with racism in the U.S., many instructors are assessing their own pedagogical practices with regard to handling these topics in their classrooms. In developing my authentic teaching philosophy over the course of 18 years, I have adapted many practices I used in my prior career in dispute resolution. To clarify, I…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Reflection
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Mathis, Robin Smith – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2021
This essay uses an ethnonarrative method to illustrate why and how to communicate compassion in the K-12, college, and workplace classroom during a pandemic. Reflecting on my experiences as a parent and professor, my students' journal entries March-May 2020, and field research notes, I conclude that the feeling of powerlessness in the classroom…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Lawless, Brandi; Chen, Yea-Wen – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic (in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter Movement) exposed pervasive inequities, challenges, and opportunities to explore and implement "best" pedagogical practices to improve how we address social justice issues. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic intensified intergenerational gaps for the already vulnerable,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Equal Education, Social Bias
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Goode, Jayne; Denker, Katherine J.; Cortese, Daniel; Carlson, Lisa; Morris, Kerri – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2020
United States publicly-funded higher education systems are experiencing increasing pressures (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2019). In response, higher education institutions have broadened their appeal to students less likely to attend college as part of their fiscal strategies (Carlson, 2019). This growing student population consists of…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Higher Education, First Generation College Students, Academic Persistence
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Morreale, Sherwyn P. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2020
Researchers have conducted surveys of the introductory communication course for more than 60 years, starting with two seminal studies in 1956 and 1965, followed by a series of nine replicative studies extending from 1970 to 2016. This systematic review examines the results from those 11 surveys. The results of that review are presented here,…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Communication Skills, Higher Education, Educational Trends
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Anderson, LaKesha N. – Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 2019
This article explores the foundations and the content areas that ground the introductory public relations course. Examples of two assignments designed to help students think critically, apply knowledge, and improve their writing skills are offered, as well as the identification of several challenges both students and instructors face and a brief…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Public Relations, Critical Thinking, Writing Skills