ERIC Number: ED067863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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Suggested High School Journalism Courses and Teacher Certification Requirements.
Click, J. W.; Windhauser, John W.
A survey of members of the Association for Education in Journalism secondary school division was taken to learn their recommendations for high school journalism courses and teacher certification requirements. Thirty-nine of 51 members replied. They recommended that a journalism minor and professional experience, in addition to teaching, be the minimum preparation for teaching journalism. Core courses in a journalism minor should include a survey of mass communication, news writing, copy editing, and newspaper make-up. Additionally, a teacher's education should include another primary teaching area along with some courses in radio/television and English. A secondary school should offer four semesters of journalism, including a one-semester course in the mass media. The courses should stress journalistic writing and analysis of the mass media more than the actual production of a high school publication. A news bureau staffed by students also is a good idea if the school administration allows adequate released time and compensation for supervising it. (JK)
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Note: Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism Meeting (Columbia, South Carolina, August 1971)