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ERIC Number: ED405619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov-24
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Speaking and Listening across the Curriculum: Teaching Teachers. K-12 Teachers' Short Course.
Jackson, Rebecca; Berkshire, Mimi
With nationwide acceptance of writing across the curriculum, educators are now realizing the next wave in curriculum reform: speaking and listening across the curriculum. There is a movement to introduce speech across the curriculum of secondary schools and higher education. To learn any subject or interest area, students will utilize the skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Communication teachers are the experts who will be asked to provide services and in-service training in speaking/listening across the curriculum. A survey can obtain valuable information about faculty and staff wants and needs concerning in-service training. Before implementing a workshop, the present neglect of oral language in English instruction should be taken into account. In a workshop, an overview of the speech communication course and standard evaluation forms should be given participants for better understanding. A videotape of past/present speeches should be viewed. Special problems or dilemmas in speech communication, for instance, special needs of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students and the communication apprehensive (CA) student should be discussed. Experiences can be shared, and questions should be entertained from time to time. The faculty should be made aware that more than on evaluation tool can be used and that these tools can be tailored for assignments and objectives. Explanations of the presenters' philosophy and pedagogy, as well as advice on what does and does not work in the classroom could be offered. (Contains 2 sample forms, 6 references, and a list of 49 resources.) (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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