Henderson, Russell E.
College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
The research project examines how courses in speech communication tend to affect students. The author specifically considers how courses in speech affect student test scores, understanding in other core courses, employability in the work force, preparation for college, and self worth. Prior studies, testimonials, and an informal study from the 2004 National Forensic League National Tournament are used to support the case. The intent of the presentation is to persuade school officials to start, strengthen, or save local forensics programs.
Date of Award
© Emily Campbell
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Campbell, Emily K., "Speech Communication: a Case to Make Speech a Required Course for Secondary Graduation" (2006). Regis University Student Publications (comprehensive collection). 269.