ERIC Number: ED064873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Need for New-Think in the Speech Profession.
Gow, John E.
Four forces are likely to alter the direction of speech education: science and technology, communication research, the rising cost of college education, and the new value system of youth. As a result of these factors, the following changes in speech education are recommended. The "practical public speaking" emphasis should be subordinated to courses which make use of communications research and which are combined with a social sciences perspective. However, the "science syndrome"--adopting scientific terms while retaining a traditional approach--should be avoided. Innovative teaching and examinations methods should be adopted. Peer teaching, course construction by students, and use of tape recorders and film equipment are possibilities. A final oral conference, based on discussion with the instructor of several questions prepared in advance, may be better than traditional written tests. (JK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Elmhurst Coll., IL.
Note: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Convention (Atlanta, Georgia, April 19-22, 1972)