In the belief that power is something that is negotiated by participants in the instructional process and with the goal of understanding how communication and power interact, this book looks at power and instruction in many different ways. Drawing from the lessons of the social sciences generally, it examines research that has been conducted by instructional communication specialists, looks at newer approaches to power, presents a status report on what is now known, and points to the divergent directions that offer opportunities for future scholarship.
"…presents a solid view of instructional communication research, and should appeal to a wide audience. This is accomplished by a style which is very readable….will provide useful insights to teachers, new or experienced, in communication or in other disciplines, who are concerned with the quality of their instruction….a valuable contribution to the field of communication, especially instructional communication."
Contents: R.A. Barraclough, R.A. Stewart, Power and Control: Social Science Perspectives. C.L. Book, J.G. Putnam, Organization and Management of a Classroom as a Learning Community Culture. G.A. Sorensen, D.M. Christophel, The Communication Perspective. V.P. Richmond, K.D. Roach, Power in the Classroom: Seminal Studies. T.G. Plax, P. Kearney, Teacher Power in the Classroom: Defining and Advancing a Program of Research. P. Kearney, T.G. Plax, Student Resistance to Control. J.C. McCroskey, V.P. Richmond, Increasing Teacher Influence Through Immediacy. J.A. Daly, P.O. Kreiser, Affinity in the Classroom. J.F. Nussbaum, Communicator Style and Teacher Influence. A.Q. Staton, Teacher and Student Concern and Classroom Power and Control. R. Edwards, T. Allen, Perspectives on Teacher Evaluation.
The Routledge Communication Series covers the breadth of the communication discipline, from interpersonal communication to public relations, offering textbooks, handbooks, and scholarly reference materials.