Boileau, Don M.
October 1986
Spectra;Oct1986, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p3
This paper presents an update on the fields of education and communication in the U.S. as of October 1986. The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement is making up to $500,000 available under its Unsolicited Proposal Program for new projects to improve the knowledge and practice of education. The National Council of Teachers of English recognizes outstanding programs in its Center for Excellence program. Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri was recognized for its three speech classes--Fundamentals of Speech, Advanced Speech and Debate. The two public speaking classes have earned recognition for Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire. The advanced class includes work in formal group situations, parliamentary procedure, debate, outdoors speaking and readers theatre. The Florida Speech Communication Association and Speech Communication Association's Commission on Communication and Aging have joined together to publish a special issue of the Florida Speech Communication Journal on the topic of Teaching Materials for Communication and Aging. What Works: Research About Teaching Learning is aimed at parents, teachers and members of school boards. This federally funded publication distills a large body of scholarly research in education to support 41 basic conclusions.


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