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ERIC Number: ED395348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Idaho Communication Arts: A Review for the Educator.
Waller, Dennis
A study examined secondary school teacher views concerning a number of related issues concerning communication certification and education. Three research questions were framed: (1) Are the current Idaho certification guidelines for Communication Arts sufficient? (2) Is instruction of communication arts at the junior and senior high school level sufficient for the needs of students in Idaho? and (3) Should curriculum needs be addressed by Idaho institutions of higher learning in an effort to help the communication arts teacher? A survey was sent out to secondary school teachers consisting of three groups of questions written in an affirmation mode using the Likert scale response format. A total of 72 secondary school teachers from 61 schools responded. Results showed that the number of non-certified teachers is low in speech and drama; that the needs of students in speech are being met in large degree; and that most respondents only have a B.A. or B.S. Based on these results, a number of recommendations were formulated. First, certification standards, especially in drama, debate, and forensic activity, need to be reanalyzed and/or developed. Second, universities need to help communication arts teachers acquire course work towards multiple certifications. Third, individual schools must address the needs of individual students in drama, debate, and forensic activity. Fourth, further study on small school needs should be undertaken. (Survey is attached.) (TB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho