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ERIC Number: ED033957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 232
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The Status of Speech Instruction in the Elementary Schools.
Walwick, Paul Albert
Elementary school administrators, suggested by state superintendents of public instruction, and names selected at random made up the population of this study concerning oral language arts. Responses to a questionnaire based on review of instructional materials provided six major insights into the status of speech instruction: (1) The term "speech" is vaguely defined but interpreted mostly within the remedial and developmental context. (2) Provision of speech experiences does not preclude the presence of speech training. (3) The importance given to personal development tends to focus attention on the pupil as a performer rather than as a communicator. (4) Although teachers express a concern for the child with a speech problem, a systematic sequence of instruction similar to that directed toward reading is needed. (5) A spirit of readiness for inclusion of formal speech education is expressed. (6) Training in oral language arts methods should be a part of teacher preparation programs. (Author/LK)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University