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Communication for the Classroom Teacher - 7th edition

Communication for the Classroom Teacher (ISBN10: 0205359558; ISBN13: 9780205359554)
ISBN13: 978-0205359554
ISBN10: 0205359558

Summary: This text provides prospective and current teachers with the skills and knowledge to understand, and improve their own communication behavior as well as their students'.

By combining theory and practical advice, this text focuses on the reasons for using certain communication strategies and how to implement them. Communication for the Classroom Teacher covers a wide range of classroom communication issues, including interpersonal and small group communicat moreion; listening skills; verbal and nonverbal communication (from both the teacher's and student's perspective); instructional strategies such as lecturing, discussions, and storytelling; teacher influence; ethical considerations; and racism/sexism in the classroom.


  • Reviews major research from both education and communication, helping students see how research findings can be made practical and how research can influence teachers.
  • Includes numerous examples interspersed throughout, helping students see theory "in action."
  • Features "Journal Assignments" at the end of each chapter, providing thought-provoking and creative ideas to help students apply the text discussion to their own situations and to become better teachers.
  • Discusses an expanded range of cultural and ethical issues.
  • Highlights updated resources and research.
New To This Edition:
  • Includes more extensive coverage of technology's influence on communication in the classroom, including e-mail and video/multimedia presentations, in order to address the needs students will face as they enter their own classrooms as teachers.
  • Illustrates different cultural influences on classroom communication, including a new chapter focusing on sexism and racism issues in the classroom.
  • Focuses more attention on communication ethics, including the NCA creed and case studies, to draw students' attention to this core topic.
  • Features "Future Reference" boxes (user-friendly practical applications of theory) in every chapter, which help students see how the material can be put to use in their own classrooms. less

Edition/Copyright: 7TH 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2003
International: No

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