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ERIC Number: ED087062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 6
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A Profile of The Kentucky High School Speech League Coach.
DeArmond, Bill
Kentucky Journal of Communication Arts, v4 n2 p9-13 Fall 1973
This survey of 130 schools of the Kentucky High School Speech League was designed to develop a profile of the Kentucky forensics coach. The survey consisted of nine basic questions, including education, Kentucky residency, experience, salary, class load, extra responsibilities, extent of the forensic and dramatic programs, and school and individual membership in professional societies. Results revealed the typical Kentucky speech coach did not compare favorably with his counterparts throughout the country. Less than half had their master's degree and only 42 percent had the equivalent of a speech minor. Furthermore, the coach was usually reared in Kentucky educational system and had deep roots and family ties in the state. The average coach seemed dedicated yet hampered by relative lack of recognition by state and local administrators of the importance of speech to their school program. Most coaches had little support and were severely taxed to attend five tournaments a year. Finally, only every other coach was a member of any professional speech organization. (HOD)
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Authoring Institution: Kentucky Association for Communication Arts, Georgetown.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky