ERIC Number: ED395353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Vision for the Future: The Creation of K-12 Standards in Oral Communication Curriculum.
Yocum, Karolyn L.
The speech communication discipline seems to be stuck in status quo. The current climate of the discipline K-12 is one that is not mobilized for the future. However, a paradigm shift within the Speech Communication Association may be evolving in the creation of a model for the process for development of assessment strategies and instruments. Educators know that assessment drives the curriculum. Currently, elementary education majors seem to have little background in the teaching of speaking/listening skills, and therefore, do not spend much time integrating them into the curriculum. In addition, few states now have an assessment measure to test speech communication standards. A plan to mobilize the discipline to adopt and disseminate an agreed upon set of K-12 standards and assessment strategies, along with teacher training in these methods and curriculum supervision can turn the phantom K-12 curriculum into a real curriculum. (Contains six references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Speech Communication Association; Speech Communication Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (81st, San Antonio, TX, November 18-21, 1995).