ERIC Number: ED261443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Speaking/Listening: Much Used, Little Taught.
Boileau, Don M.
NASSP Curriculum Report, v14 n2 Dec 1984
Noting that while high school students have received instruction in reading and writing, few have received any instruction in speaking and listening skills, this document advocates a greater recognition of the need for a more realistic balance of instruction in the four communication areas than has traditionally been the case. Sections of the paper discuss (1) the need for increased oral and listening skills as seen by the private sector, (2) requisite oral communication competencies for curriculum planning, (3) a variety of approaches with which schools meet students' needs for speaking and listening skills, and (4) the English classroom as agent for teaching such skills, including specific strategies. A chart of speaking and listening competencies and their uses in adult life is included, as is a list of additional resource materials. (HTH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, English Instruction, High Schools, Interpersonal Competence, Listening Skills, Skill Development, Speech Skills, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
Publication Sales, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00; quantity discounts; orders of $15.00 or less must be prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.