Author Credentials

Sister Reginald Zeller, O.S.B.

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Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Reading Specialist)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Marie Colette Roy, O.S.F.

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Listening; Reading (Elementary)


The purpose of this study was to survey recent literature regarding factors which exert influence on critical listening at elementary level. The specific objectives were to note if the listener were influenced by: 1) The speakers' style of delivery, point of view, speech habits and voice. 2) The message, its content, importance and suitability. 3) Aspects in the environment such as ventilation, distractions and seating arrangement. 4) The listeners' own qualifying background, poor listening habits and bias.


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