Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
This analysis synthesizes the psychotherapeutic Choice theory classroom management model with a communication theory of learner empowerment. Four dimensions of learner empowerment: meaningfulness, competence, impact, and choice are illuminated as inherent in the classroom management techniques and behavioral plans within the Choice theory paradigm. This in-depth portrayal synthesizes the language employed in the implementation of the psychotherapeutic model with task assessment manipulations of each of the four learner empowerment dimensions. Linguistic and environmental strategies for cognitive manipulation of task assessments for each dimension are revealed. This interpretive analysis advances Choice theory as a method for manipulating task assessments of each dimension and therefore producing learner empowerment.
Analysis; Choice; Classroom; Communication; Empowerment; Interpretive; Theory
Teachers--Training of; Education--Philosophy; Educational psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Jason, Judith Angela, "Communication in the classroom: An interpretive analysis of empowerment and choice theory" (2004). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1665.