ERIC Number: ED101411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Modern Tower of Babel and the Speech Teacher's Responsibility.
Tade, George T.
Addressed primarily to teachers of speech communication, this paper suggests further emphasis on three important aims of education. The first objective is the development of an educational focus which stresses the unitary nature of knowledge, making speech courses more interdisciplinary. The second objective is the appropriate use of new knowledge by the appraisal of evidence, the drawing of inferences, and the probing of alternatives. The third objective is the development of the ability to think critically about what is known in order to avoid error and misjudgment. It is concluded that teachers of speech have a unique opportunity to stress the humanity of education and to prepare students for their collective future. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Speech Communication Association (Houston, Texas, October 1974)