Forensic Leadership Issues
This paper presents a case for the necessity of speech communication as part of the core curriculum for secondary schools in the United States. In considering research-based pedagogical practices, as well as outcomes-based assessment, communication education focuses students’ critical thinking and competency in the two most overlooked zones of literacy: listening and speaking. To that end, the National Communication Association (NCA) and its special interest organizations, such as those focused on forensics are urged to support efforts to require speech communication as a graduation requirement, to require those courses be taught by teachers certified in communication, and to encourage NCA member institutions to recruit communication majors to be licensed as secondary teachers.
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Jacobi, Adam J.
"Advocating High School Speech Communication Education: Sowing Stronger Seeds for the Future,"
Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events: Vol. 5:
1, Article 27.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ndcieproceedings/vol5/iss1/27