The Role of Communication in Student Achievement
Renee Robinson, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
The primary focus of the institution of public education is student achievement.
As a result, a significant amount of resources have been allocated to studying
the student learning process. This paper continues to examine student
achievement through a communicative lens and provides a literature review of
the communication factors known to influence student learning. Factors such as
immediacy, perceived caring, and communication apprehension in the teacher-student
relationship are investigated. Suggestions for educating and training public
school teachers about instructional communication are also included.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2007 Volume 11, Issue 2