ERIC Number: ED214219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
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Recommended Oral Communication Competencies (Grades 9-12).
Swanson, Charles H.
The purpose of the project described in this paper was to develop, publish, and disseminate a model set of oral communication competencies for West Virginia students in kindergarten through grade 12. The first section of the paper discusses the purpose of the project, which was prompted by the growth of the competency movement, and provides some background information about it. The second section explains the data gathering phase of the project, which involved the use of the Delphi method of surveying members of the West Virginia Speech Association (WVSA) in three separate rounds in order to develop a consensus for the final listing of competencies. The third section briefly outlines the process of publishing the competencies list, while the fourth section offers a more detailed look at their dissemination. The fifth section discusses the consequences of the project, including a sharpened focus in the English-language arts curriculum development of West Virginia schools, and an increase in membership in the WVSA. The final section lists three recommendations from the project: (1) the need for the WVSA to develop a system to monitor the actual implementation of speech education in the state, (2) the need for all professional organizations to monitor speech education in secondary schools, and (3) the need for future projects similar to this one. A copy of the competencies and a project budget report are appended. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Eastern Communication Association.
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