ERIC Number: ED060158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-14
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A Speech Improvement Program for College-Bound Negro Students. Final Report.
Jones, Merritt B.
The purpose of the study was to devise a program of speech retraining for the college-bound Negro student that could be effected in a relatively short time and be implemented by a typical college speech department. The subjects were black students, recently graduated from high school, attending the Upward Bound program at the University of South Florida during the summer of 1971. Each student was tape-recorded reading two selections and speaking freely for two minutes; the tapes were then analyzed by the instructional staff. The students met with the four instructors for two-hour sessions, two days per week, for eight weeks. At an orientation meeting, the concept of two speech patterns was developed--one, informal, for use at home and in casual situations; the other, formal, for use in public situations. Daily drill sessions in formal speech were conducted both in general meetings and small-group sessions. At the conclusion of the eight weeks, each student's speech was again tape-recorded and analyzed. These results were then compared with the initial test results. (Author/JM)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of South Florida, Tampa.