The problem of communication apprehension (CA) is well documented in the speech communication literature and many schools have implemented programs to help students overcome CA, especially CA associated with public speaking. Often times this is done as part of the basic course. However, there are many obstacles to overcome in the implementation of such programs. This article analyzes six common obstacles associated with implementing a program to reduce CA in a special section of the basic communication course.
McKinney, Bruce C. and Pullum, Stephen J.
"Obstacles to Overcome in the Implementation of a Program to Reduce Communication Apprehension in the Basic Public Speaking Course,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 6
, Article 9.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol6/iss1/9