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ERIC Number: ED020927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Nov
Pages: 6
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THE FIELD OF SPEECH, ITS PURPOSES AND SCOPE IN EDUCATION.
WALLACE, KARL R.; AND OTHERS
SPEECH PROFESSIONALS, SPECIALIZING IN THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SPEECH BEHAVIOR AND COMMUNICATION, SHARE THE COMMON ASSUMPTIONS THAT (1) SPEECH IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND UNAVOIDABLE OF MAN'S LEARNED BEHAVIOR, (2) SPEECH IS THE HUMANISTIC CENTER FROM WHICH THE SEARCH FOR AND TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT MAN PROPERLY PROCEED, AND (3) EVERY EDUCATED PERSON SHOULD UNDERSTAND AND USE APPROPRIATE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. ALTHOUGH STUDENTS' SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SKILLS LARGELY DETERMINE THE EXTENT OF THEIR ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL SUCCESS, A MAJORITY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS REMAIN UNTRAINED IN THE FIELD OF SPEECH, AND SPEECH INSTRUCTION ITSELF CONTINUES TO BE LARGELY DISORGANIZED, ERRATIC, AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR. HENCE, PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION MUST PROVIDE AN EXPLICIT AND SYSTEMATIC CONTINUITY OF INSTRUCTION IN SPEECH PROCESSES AND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPEAKING SKILLS AT EVERY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE SPEECH TEACHER," VOL. 12 (NOVEMBER 1963), 331-5) (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Speech Association of America, New York, NY.
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