ERIC Number: ED250746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Communication Competency, Content, and Methodology Reported in Secondary Schools in the United States.
Tuttle, George E.
A survey of teachers' perceptions of student competencies, course content, instructional methods, and evaluation procedures was conducted to determine if previously reported conclusions about secondary school speech curricula had changed and if there were differences between the curricula in large and small high schools. The survey instrument was prepared with 40 competency objectives appropriate for grades 9 through 12 and mailed to 150 secondary schools in 14 states. Analysis of responses received from 15 small and 17 large schools revealed little difference from previous findings. The results showed that: (1) for all schools, most competencies were developed in introductory rather than advanced courses, or not developed at all; (2) for all schools, the top 10 competencies were related to public speaking; (3) on almost half of the competencies, large and small schools differed on the favored way of developing the competency, with the overall favored method being performance activity; and (4) for all schools, the performance grade was the most frequently used evaluative method. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (70th, Chicago, IL, November 1-4, 1984).