ERIC Number: ED096714
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Publication Date: 1974
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Communication: A Survey of Today's Methods Courses and Implications for Tomorrow's Discipline.
Moe, James D.; Kyes, Elizabeth A.
Journal of the Wisconsin Communication Association, v4 n2 p67-77 Spring 1974
This paper reports on a survey of methods courses at colleges and universities in Wisconsin associated with the training of prospective secondary teachers in communication. A questionnaire was administered to the 15 colleges and universities which offer a major and/or minor in what is called "speech" as certified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The results of the questionnaire were as follows: most of the institutions offered two credits for the methods course; with two exceptions the grading system was found to be the traditional ABCDF procedure; approximately half of the institutions indicated that the instructor of their methods course held a joint appointment with education; only three institutions indicated that the methods course was ever taught on a team basis; eight institutions indicated that there were followup courses to the methods class; and of the institutions surveyed four major units of instruction emerged as most prominent--philosophy-definition, lesson plans, evaluation and testing, and micro-teaching experiences. As a result of the survey two major needs emerged; a need for a reasonably coherent set of categories by which the field might be apportioned and a need for a generic definition of the basic set which unites the discipline. (WR)
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin