Author

Butler

Date of Award

12-1952

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Department

Speech Pathology and Audiology

First Advisor

Dr. George G. Mallinson

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Van Riper

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The Problem and Its Background

The Importance of Communication

Speech education and concomitantly, speech re-education, is becoming an increasingly important part of the curriculum of the public schools. Speech is not only a tool; it is "our greatest agent of teaching and learning."1 Therefore, the importance of adequate speech cannot be over-emphasized.

Speech can become an integrating factor in the curricula of both the elementary and secondary schools. Four elements of the curricula currently being stressed are as follows.2

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