Date of Award


Degree Type

Master's Essay - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

George F. Donovan

Second Advisor

Edward F. DeRoche


Since the Television Speech Improvement Program, "Sound Off," was in its first year of operation in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, its effectiveness needed examination. As the review of literature indicated, authorities in the field of education do not agree as to the value of television as a tool of learning. The present study sought to determine that value for second grade pupils in developing correct speech habits. The writer used a specific school population to determine the differences between classes using traditional methods and classes using television in addition to traditional procedures in teaching speech. The investigator also studied differences between males in the experimental (T.V.) group and males in the control (traditional) group. Female differences were also studied.