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ERIC Number: ED061226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 9
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A Survey of Speech Education in United States Two-Year Colleges.
Planck, Carolyn Roberts
The status of speech education in all United States two-year colleges is discussed. Both public and private schools are examined. Two separate studies were conducted, each utilizing the same procedure. The specific aspects with which the research was concerned were: (1) availability of speech courses, (2) departmentalization of speech courses, (3) specific speech courses available, and (4) instructional speech staff. A questionnaire was mailed to each of the two-year colleges registered with the American Association of Junior Colleges. The data were analyzed in terms of three major variables: (1) the geographical area in which the school was located, (2) the public or private nature of the school, and (3) the size of the school. Results include: (1) Some speech course(s) is offered in 93% of the responding schools; (2) Twenty-seven per cent of the schools offering speech courses require a course for all students; (3) Speech courses are offered under the auspices of the English Department in 35% of the responding schools; (4) Sixty-eight per cent of the teachers teaching speech courses hold advanced degrees in some phase of that field; and (5) The remaining 32% hold a graduate degree in another discipline or have no advanced degree at all. (CK)
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Identifiers: American Association of Junior Colleges
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (57th, San Francisco, December 27-30, 1971)