That Which Should Not Be Spoken”: Dealing with the Dangerous Words of Diversity in the Basic Communication Course
Studies have demonstrated that classroom climate strongly affects the likelihood of students communicating within the classroom (e.g., Henson & Denker, 2009; Ifert Johnson, 2009). Furthermore, students are more likely to engage within a supportive environment (Myers & Claus, 2012). By exploring the impact of classroom discussions of diversity, such as gender, race, sexuality and class, this panel seeks to highlight the importance, difficulties, and possibilities of discussing diverse issues while maintaining a supportive classroom climate.
Kansas City, MO
Herrmann, Andrew F.. 2013. That Which Should Not Be Spoken”: Dealing with the Dangerous Words of Diversity in the Basic Communication Course. Paper presentation. Central States Communication Association Convention, Kansas City, MO. http://www.csca-net.org/aws/CSCA/asset_manager/get_file/61936?ver=15208