ERIC Number: ED186948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Profiles of a Secondary School Speech Teacher: The Teacher's View.
Mesner, Linda; Tuttle, George
A survey of Illinois secondary school speech teachers was conducted in 1970 so that a profile of the secondary school speech teacher could be constructed from the perspective of how teachers view themselves. Replies were received from 55 teachers representing 37% of the sample and 12% of Illinois schools with speech activity programs. Among the results obtained about teachers' classroom activities were that the majority of teachers used an approach emphasizing performance skills; that while listening was studied in most classrooms, for the most part it was studied for less than 10% of the total class time; that teachers viewed themselves as communication models for students; and that teachers used a considerable amount of supplemental material in addition to lectures and textbooks. With regard to teacher preparation, it was found that the majority of speech teachers had majored in speech and that the majority who had done graduate work had done so in speech. Among the information obtained about extracurricular activities was that the typical speech activities were (in rank order) individual events, drama, debate, and public service communication; that administrative support for both curricular and extracurricular activities was perceived as strong; and that budget allocations for forensics varied greatly among schools. (GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Illinois Speech and Theatre Association (Chicago, IL, October 18-20, 1979).