ERIC Number: ED110994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
A Study of Courses in Methods of Teaching Secondary School Journalism with a Proposed Ideal Methods Course.
Knowles, John Hawley, Jr.
The purpose of this study was to determine what is being offered by colleges and universities to prospective teachers in methods of teaching secondary school journalism. A review of the literature was made, and a questionnaire was sent to 138 colleges and universities, asking whether the institution offered a publications course, a methods course and workshops, seminars, and journalism days; and requesting information on course outlines, objectives, and textbooks. Both the literature review and the survey showed that high school methods courses are being examined professionally, and prescriptions for developing such courses that include as a major objective preparing students as future media consumers are being offered. It was concluded that there is a need for more emphasis on social awareness in journalism education; there is a similar need in high school journalism courses; there is a need to motivate students to learn English composition and to use school publications as laboratories; and there is a need to give future journalism teachers a grounding in the social sciences, in journalism, and in ways to teach journalism. Recommendations for an ideal methods course are also included. (Author/RB)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Journalism, Journalism Education, Mass Media, Methods Courses, National Surveys, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas