ERIC Number: ED083653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Non-Debate Activities in High School Summer Speech Communication Institutes.
Weaver, Robert M.; Pence, James W., Jr.
A survey of high school speech teachers revealed that the average speech teacher in selected schools has nine or fewer hours of academic credit in speech, does not read speech journals, may belong to a speech organization, and has less than seven years of teaching experience. This evidence shows a need for teacher workshops and summer institutes that provide: methods for teaching various forms of communication such as interpersonal, small group, and public speaking; instruction in integrative concepts such as communication and persuasion theory and group processes; planned programs of speech study that can be integrated into English courses; and good classroom materials such as textbooks, exercises, and demonstrations. Teacher training programs which offer instruction in these areas have demonstrated high attendance, especially when scheduled during the school year. Such supplementary teacher training should raise the level of speech communication instruction in high schools around the country. (CH)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 1972)