In this paper I wish to discuss some of the complexities that take place when a teacher talks to students. Finding the answers to the mystery of any communication is as challenging today as it was when the ancient Greeks first attempted to perfect the art in fifth century B.C. What occurs in the teacher-student confrontation, like any other kind of communication, is complex, complicated, and difficult to describe. No one, not even experts in the College of Education, has discovered how to punch the variables into a great computer, to program the results, and to feed them back to solve the problems of teachers who are lazy, incompetent, unprofessional, reluctant, or misplaced. Usually these types have much more than communication problems and require counsel from departmental chairmen or deans.



communication, communication skills, communication barriers

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