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ERIC Number: ED096722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 14
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A Survey of Speech and Drama Activities in the Secondary Schools of Arizona.
Hoffman, Carolyn
Journal of the Arizona Speech and Drama Association, v3 n2 p35-46 Spring 1974
In order both to examine critically the present status of speech-theatre course offerings, co-curricular programs, and staff credentials in Arizona high schools, and to survey school administrators as well as speech and drama teachers to determine Arizona's need for speech-theatre personnel, questionnaires were sent to personnel in all 138 Arizona high schools. A total of 103 schools responded, and each answer was tabulated by total number and then by percentage. Findings showed that (1) speech and drama courses are not required, are often considered as electives, and assume a low-status role in many school curricula; (2) the most frequently cited reason for lack of participation in speech and drama activities was lack of interest; (3) there is a marked improvement in teacher qualification since 1963; and (4) many schools (39) not offering speech and drama courses plan to include them in the curriculum in the near future, and many other schools expect to improve and expand existing courses and activities. Appendixes provide a list of reporting schools, the questionnaire (with results), and cover letters. (JM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona