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ERIC Number: ED082260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 9
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Improving the Elementary and Secondary Curriculum through the SCA (Speech Communication Association) National Office.
Lieb-Brilhart, Barbara
Teachers of speech communication, on the elementary and secondary school level as well as college, need these areas of services from their national Speech Communication Association (SCA): dissemination of materials and information in their topic fields, coordination of education-related information and stimilation of appropriate research and instructional projects, and establishment of liaisons between themselves and various government agencies, institutions, and other academic disciplines. In response, the SCA should try to answer these needs by encouraging specific programs. One such program which would aid all levels of speech communication teachers is the stimulation of broader curricular development. Curricula improvement should be accompanied by more inservice training programs and greater attention to the quality of classroom teaching methods. A higher level of research in speech communication education, as well as more intensive teacher education in colleges, is necessary if these goals are to be achieved. Other programs which should be fostered by SCA to strengthen speech communication teaching are more faculty exchange programs, stronger regional speech communication associations, and more feedback of member opinions to the national SCA office. (CH)
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