Power in the Classroom: Communication, Control, and Concern

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Virginia P. Richmond, James C. McCroskey
Routledge, Oct 12, 2012 - Education - 222 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Social Science Perspectives
1
Chapter 2 Organization and Management of a Classroom as a Learning Community Culture
19
Chapter 3 The Communication Perspective
35
Seminal Studies
47
Defining and Advancing a Program of Research
67
Chapter 6 Student Resistance to Control
85
Chapter 7 Increasing Teacher Influence Through Immediacy
101
Chapter 8 Affinity in the Classroom
121
Chapter 9 Communicator Style and Teacher Influence
145
Chapter 10 Teacher and Student Concern and Classroom Power and Control
159
Chapter 11 Perspectives on Teacher Evaluation
177
About the Authors
195
Author Index
201
Subject Index
207
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Richmond of West Virginia University

Jason S. Wrench is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Media at the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Candice Thomas-Maddox is Regional Coordinator and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University Lancaster.
Virginia Peck Richmond is Professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Professor of Communication Studies (Emerita) at West Virginia University.
James C. McCroskey is Scholar in Residence in the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Professor of Communication Studies (Emeritus) at West Virginia University.

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