ERIC Number: ED197403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Oracy in Australian Schools.
Bourke, S. F.; And Others
The research reported in this book was based on the belief that Australian schools should develop the speech communication as well as the reading and writing skills of their students. The book is designed to provide educators and researchers with guidelines for future work on oral language assessment and on curriculum development. The first section of the book provides a general discussion of oracy in theory and practice, specifically dealing with the nature and significance of oracy and the place of oracy in Australian schools. The second section reports the findings of a study that investigated what teachers were doing in the development of oracy abilities in their students. The third section discusses the oracy assessment program developed and carried out in Australian schools in 1978, including the program's test development and administration, the student samples, listening test and speaking test results, student performance on two specific speaking tasks, the performance of two different student groups, and the identification and assessment of listening tasks. (FL)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Research Methodology, Speech Communication, Speech Skills
Australian Council for Educational Research, 9 Frederick St., Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 3122; Lawrence Verry Inc., River Rd., Mystic, CT 06355
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers: Australia; Oracy
Note: Several pages may be marginally legible. The appendix is in microfiche form, therefore it is not included with the document.