ERIC Number: ED193687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
How Well Do Prospective Teachers Speak?
Snyder, Sandra L.
As part of a study of basic skills of secondary education students, a study was conducted at Pennsylvania State University of the speaking ability of 43 prospective secondary level teachers. A rating instrument was developed based on a list of criteria considered important to teachers by speech communication experts and teacher educators alike. Five areas--organization and development, adaption to audience, language usage, ability to motivate, and delivery--were considered. Results of the speech data analysis revealed no significant differences between performance of the two sexes. The mean score on the 100 point scale was 73.98, while the mean score on the holistic scale on the overall impression scale was 3.00, indicating an acceptable performance. However, seven of the 43 subjects evidenced a need for further diagnosis and instruction in oral communication skills. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (Allentown, PA, October 24-25, 1980). For related documents see CS 205 954-957.