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ERIC Number: ED084617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 272
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A Survey of Speech Education in the Public Senior High Schools of the United States, 1969-1970.
Orban, Donald Kenneth
The purpose of this investigation was to discover and analyze the status of speech education in public senior high schools by means of a questionnaire survey of a random sampling of ten percent of these schools. Analysis of data revealed the nature of norms for high school speech programs, the basic speech course, specialized speech courses, the speech unit in non-speech courses, speech activities, and qualifications and responsibilities of speech teachers. Although most high schools offer speech programs, the programs (1) are not comprehensive, (2) are elective in nature in most schools, and (3) provide extremely limited opportunities for formal speech instruction to a very small segment of high school students. It is suggested that members of the speech-teaching profession accept a mandate designed to: upgrade certification requirements of high school speech teachers; provide research and publications, consulting services, workshops, and in-service training for professional development of current high school speech teachers; exert leadership in refining and articulating performance objectives for secondary speech education; and assist the high school speech teacher in developing competencies to implement speech performance objectives. (Author/LL)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University