An investigation of the speech and drama curriculum in the community colleges, junior colleges, and vocational and technical schools in North Carolina

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Donald Alan Nance (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas Tedford

Abstract: The author was interested in the speech and drama curriculums in the community colleges, junior colleges and vocational and technical schools in North Carolina. Three different questionnaires were designed as a means of investigating these programs: Questionnaire I for the Deans, Questionnaire II for the teachers of speech, and Questionnaire III for the teachers of drama. Returns on the questionnaires are as follows: Questionnaire I, 79%; Questionnaire II, 69%; and Questionnaire III, 61%. Questionnaires returned by the Deans indicated that a majority include speech and drama as part of their curriculum and all rated speech and drama very high on an opinion scale. Only the community colleges plan to add several courses in speech or drama in the immediate future. Speech and drama were listed in departments such as English, fine arts, humanities, business, forestry, and general studies. None of the speech teachers indicated that they had a Master's degree in speech. Many had taken only undergraduate courses in speech and some had taken no speech courses since high school. Only five of the respondents belong to professional speech organizations. Eleven of the colleges offer more than one speech course in their curriculum and nine participate in extra curricular speech activities.

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Language: English
Date: 1971
Community colleges $z North Carolina $x Curricula
Speech $x Study and teaching $z North Carolina
Drama $x Study and teaching $z North Carolina

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