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Toward 2000: Education, the Society, and the Profession

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The last decade has seen the explosive growth of technical communication as a dynamic profession and as an innovative, multidisciplinary academic field. As information became a valuable commodity in itself, technical communicators found themselves increasingly specialized, involved, and valued in their organizations. Similarly, the sheer growth in the number of academic programs in technical communication suggests that we have all come of age. This special issues of Technical Communication, focuses on two central goals: To explore the issues, challenges, opportunities, and new responsibilities facing technical communication education and learning, and to assess—in view of rapid developing technologies, methods, and processes—the need for education innovation in academic programs.
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Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: 1995-11-01

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  • Technical Communication, the Society's journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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