Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Stephen D. Cooper
Joshua M. Averbeck
This research examined the presence and types of nonverbal communication presented in primary reading instruction. Primary instructors were surveyed about their use and types of nonverbal communication employed during reading instruction. Nonverbal communication variables studied were determined from relevant literature regarding nonverbal immediacy, primary education, and reading instruction. Findings revealed that almost all nonverbal communication variables studied were employed frequently and most respondents had no prior training. Findings suggest how future studies can better evaluate the role of nonverbal communication in reading instruction and provide education for primary teachers in hopes of improving literacy education.
Nonverbal communication in education.
Ferrell, Amelia C., "Assessing the Presence and Use of Nonverbal Communication in Primary Reading Instruction" (2012). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 299.