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ERIC Number: ED012190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 55
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Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY OF SPEECH EDUCATION IN NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOLS.
CARSTENS, JERALD
BASED ON THE HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WISCONSIN STATE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, A STUDY WAS MADE TO INVESTIGATE THE NATURE OF SPEECH EDUCATION IN NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN SECONDARY SCHOOLS. IT WAS HOPED THAT THE RESULTS COULD BE USED TO IMPROVE NOT ONLY HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH INSTRUCTION, BUT ALSO SPEECH TEACHER EDUCATION CURRICULUMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION. THE SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED ARE THOSE PERTAINING TO THE ROLE OF SPEECH IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM, TO CERTIFICATION OF SPEECH TEACHERS, AND TO THE GOALS AND CURRICULUM UNITS FOR A REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL SPEECH COURSE. DATA WERE COLLECTED BY QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO SPEECH TEACHERS IN EVERY PUBLIC AND PAROCHIAL HIGH SCHOOL IN THE 16 COUNTIES OF NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN. THE QUESTIONNAIRE IS INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT. INFORMATION FROM THE 80 RETURNED QUESTIONNAIRES (93 PERCENT OF THE SAMPLE) IS PRESENTED IN TABULATED FORM. THE STUDY CONCLUDED THAT (1) ABOUT 99 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS DO NOT HAVE A SPEECH CURRICULUM, (2) ABOUT 66 PERCENT OF THE SCHOOLS DO NOT HAVE AN ELECTIVE SPEECH COURSE OFFERED AT THE UPPER CLASS LEVEL, (3) MOST SCHOOLS LACK THE DIRECTION OF PROPERLY TRAINED SPEECH INSTRUCTORS, AND (4) THE TEACHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS SERVING THE HIGH SCHOOLS OF NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN MUST HELP TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF SPEECH EDUCATION. A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (RB)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., River Falls.
Identifiers: Speech Association of America