ERIC Number: ED119245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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The Status of Speech Teachers and/or Teachers Academically Prepared to Teach Speech in Michigan Public High Schools: 1974-75.
Ratliffe, Sharon A.; Rizzo, Merlene M.
The purposes of this article are to assess the status of speech teachers employed in Michigan public high schools during the 1974-75 school year and to compare the current status with previous analyses in order to identify trends useful to persons in speech education. A study was conducted which focused on the years of teaching experience in relation to selected demographic data, the academic preparation, and the teaching assignments of the 1,565 Michigan teachers who either taught speech or were academically prepared to do so. The study found the following: a significant decrease in the number of teachers who have assignments which include speech and in the number of teachers who majored or minored in speech, in spite of an increase in language arts teachers; increases in the number of assignments held by speech majors that include English and in the number of speech assignments held by English majors; and a need to investigate further the significant increase in the employment of teachers who earned their bachelor's degree outside of Michigan. Ten tables of findings are included. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan