ERIC Number: ED053133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Position Paper Concerning Speech in Florida Secondary Schools: Oral Communication. "Florida in the...70's."
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Attention is focused on the increased emphasis which must be given to the study of oral communication in Florida schools. The program of speech instruction in Florida schools is outlined. It shall be directed toward training students to: (1) identify and develop relevant and useful oral language skills, (2) become efficient and critical consumers of oral discourse, and (3) recognize areas for continued oral language study. Each school system will provide, at the 9th or 10th grade level, and for a minimum of one semester, a basic speech course designed for all students. The principal objective will be student understanding of the process of communication as well as ability to incorporate these skills in every oral language situation. Each school will provide a minimum of one semester of instruction in speech for those students experiencing difficulty in school because of language patterns. Each school will provide advanced elective courses for oral language development. Cocurricular programs will also be offered. Courses in both speech and drama should be taught by individuals holding majors in speech from accredited universities and colleges. For the speech courses, the following facilities should be available: (1) a large classroom, (2) an auditorium and stage area, and (3) an oral communication laboratory. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.