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ERIC Number: ED058240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 311
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A Study of the Basic Speech-Communication Course Designed Primarily for Classroom Teachers.
Anderson, Roy Gene
The purpose of this study was to determine the present status and nature of the basic speech-communication course designed primarily for classroom teachers. Questionnaires were sent to 137 schools that appeared to offer the type of course under study. From the results of the survey, 94 courses were included in the study. Compilation and analysis of the data revealed: (1) the course is a relatively "recent" offering, originating in most schools since 1960; (2) it is more prevalent in the West and in larger institutions; (3) is designed for both elementary and secondary teacher-education students; (4) is more frequently a required course that stresses objectives related to speech skills of the teacher or methods of developing oral skills in pupils; (5) the units of study are most frequently related to public discourse, teaching methods, and speech development/correction; and (6) more often taught by assistant professors who hold master's degrees and are trained in general speech, but who have no previous teaching or administrative experience. (Author/DB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Colorado