ERIC Number: ED068995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Conference on Social Engagement: Summary Report.
Work, William, Ed.
This report is the result of a conference sponsored by the Speech Association of America in August 1968. Focusing attention on the speech communication aspects of current social problems, the report includes nine position papers in the following areas: communication breakdown and its effect on tension, unrest, and alienation; types and examples of communication failures; examples of recent studies on social problems; suggestions for future research; and recommendations for making the speech curriculum more relevant, particularly to the needs of minority groups. The report also includes recommendations for research and action needed to achieve social relevance in the speech communication profession. The report concludes with a manifesto which raises issues regarding the relevancy of the speech profession to the needs of contemporary society. (Author/RN)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Action, Culture Conflict, Intergroup Relations, Persuasive Discourse, Relevance (Education), Research Needs, Social Action, Socioeconomic Influences, Speech Curriculum
Speech Communication Association, Statler Hilton Hotel, New York, N.Y. 10001 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Association of America, New York, NY.
Note: Report of a conference sponsored by the Speech Association of America (Chicago, Ill., Aug. 8-9, 1968)