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ERIC Number: ED154449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
On "Acknowledging" Problems and "Implementing" Solutions.
Blankenship, Jane
One urgent practical problem faced by speech communication educators is the need to educate students with a serious concern for their subsequent employability. The shrinking academic job market for speech communication graduates is a reality with which speech communication educators must be concerned. Speech communicators are beginning to ask critical questions about alternative career opportunities for graduates, how to educate students to take advantage of those opportunities, and the impact of new training programs on current courses of study. A major effort is needed to explore these matters and to decide on a national scale what action should be taken. Another urgent problem for speech communicators is the need to face up to continued and serious questions raised by university administrators about the uniqueness of speech communication and its particular place in the curriculum. Professional meetings and conventions provide an opportunity for speech communicators to develop key concepts for their discipline and to discuss fundamental questions and values. In such serious colloquy, answers may be found to the questions of administrators. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Boston, Massachusetts, March l978)