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ERIC Number: ED078412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 377
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The History of Speech and Drama Education in the Dallas Public Schools (1884-1970).
Rumbley, Rose-Mary
This study presents a history of speech and drama education in the Dallas Public Schools from 1884 to 1970, investigating teaching methods, problems, philosophies, contributions, and accomplishments of speech and drama teachers, as well as the attitudes and contributions of administrators toward speech and drama education and the effects of this education on students and on the Dallas community. Inferences, rather than direct conclusions, are drawn concerning three qualities that emerged from this historical study. The first quality, understanding, is related to the teachers themselves: it was found that the success of speech and drama departments depended on the personalities of the teachers. The second quality, tolerance, refers to the important influence speech and drama have had on teaching communication skills and self-understanding. The third quality, perspective, concerns the entire study and refers to the value the spirit of the past can have in building the strength of future work in speech and drama. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, North Texas State University