Inclusive Public Speaking: Communicating in a Diverse World, 1e
Lead Author(s): Kristina Ruiz-Mesa, Melissa Broeckelman-Post
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Fountainhead Press - Inclusive Public Speaking is an innovative textbook that intentionally foregrounds diversity and inclusion in teaching traditional and contemporary topics in public speaking. From formal class speeches to small groups, dyads, and professional settings, each chapter is infused with scholarship about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Written by two experienced introductory communication course directors, the text is designed to serve students across the nation, using rural, urban, and suburban examples to connect students to familiar situations and to the varied experiences in classrooms throughout the United States. Each chapter is written in accessible language and engages student experiences and prior knowledge as the starting place for learning. Throughout the text, students are invited to reflect on their intersectional identities and experiences, and to explore how their social positions inform their communication decisions and interactions. By creating unique chapters that can be taught individually during each week of the semester or combined for quarter and trimester usage, the authors designed this textbook with student learning and instructors in mind.