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National Communication Association Publishes Special Journal Issue on Education

October 28, 2014
Discipline News
Education, NCA News
Washington, DC  -  Communication Education, one of the National Communication Association’s 11 scholarly journals, is celebrating the association’s 100th anniversary with a special issue devoted to  the foundation and future of the study of communication in the classroom. The issue is dedicated to James C. McCroskey, whose seven-decade career and prolific writing made him one of the most well-known teachers in the Communication discipline.

“Teaching was a primary interest among early Communication scholars,” said Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Miami University and guest editor of the special issue. “The Communication discipline has grown to encompass many contexts, topics, methodologies, and paradigms, but it has always maintained its focus on teaching.”

 The special issue includes retrospectives on research published since the journal’s launch in 1952, when it was known as The Speech Teacher, as well as forward-looking articles that present new areas for Communication scholars to explore. Articles include:

  • Virtual Invisibility: Race and Communication Education
  • When Disgruntled Students Go to Extremes: The Cyberbullying of Instructors
  • Securing the Future of Communication Education: Advancing an Advocacy and Research Agenda for the 21st Century
  • Perspectives on Instructional Communication's Historical Path to the Future

  • Inception: Beginning a New Conversation about Communication Pedagogy and Scholarship

“NCA’s members spend a significant portion of their professional lives in the classroom,” said Nancy Kidd, NCA Executive Director. “This special issue celebrates the centrality of teaching to the Communication discipline and is an excellent resource for young scholars and veteran teachers alike.”

About the National Communication Association

The National Communication Association (NCA) advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. NCA supports inclusiveness and diversity among our faculties, within our membership, in the workplace, and in the classroom; NCA supports and promotes policies that fairly encourage this diversity and inclusion.

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