Numerous studies have indicated that listening is instrumental for academic and professional success, and most students receive listening instruction only in the basic communication course. This study analyzed the treatment of listening in the 17 most widely used basic communication course textbooks. The majority of the textbooks did devote at least one chapter to listening; however, the treatment was generally light, atheoretical, and lacked substantive listening scholarship.
Janusik, Laura A. and Wolvin, Andrew D.
"Listening Treatment in the Basic Communication Course Text,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 14
, Article 11.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol14/iss1/11