ERIC Number: ED079794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Status Study of High School Speech Education in Texas.
Heath, Robert L.; Olson, Donald W.
Results of a 1972 survey of speech communication education in Texas secondary schools indicate that the traditional activities-oriented method still prevails. Competitive activities receive high priority and quite probably influence development of the speech curriculum. There is little attention paid to communication theory or to the behavioral objectives approach. Further, the students who exhibit problems created by cultural, bilingual, or socioeconomic differences--and who could benefit most from a communications course--generally do not elect to take the course. There are differences of opinion about the nature and emphasis of course content between those teachers who prefer the traditional performance approach and those who are more interested in helping students to develop individual communication skills. The development of new texts and innovative curriculum guides is considered to be an essential requirement. (RN)
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Note: Unpublished research conducted at the University of Houston