ERIC Number: ED315836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-19
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Why Johnny (and Joanny) CAN Teach Speech Communication: A Comparison of Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training in Speech and Nonspeech Departments in the United States.
Buerkel-Rothfuss, Nancy L.; Gray, Pamela L.
A study was conducted to solicit information about Graduate Teaching Assistants' (GTA) training from all academic levels within graduate institutions and to make comparisons both down the hierarchical ladder and between speech communication and nonspeech graduate programs. Subjects were department chairs/heads from 270 nonspeech and 69 speech departments that routinely hire GTAs to teach courses. A 46-item questionnaire containing both open- and closed-ended questions and dealing with eight major GTAs training issues was mailed to department chairs/heads during winter semester 1987. Results indicated that speech departments were leading the way in the number of departments that train teaching assistants but not in the breadth or scope of that training. (Ten tables of data are included, and 96 references are attached.) (MG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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