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ERIC Number: ED013604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 128
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Reference Count: 0
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ENGLISH IN THE TWO-YEAR COLLEGE--REPORT OF A JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH AND THE CONFERENCE ON COLLEGE COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION.
WEINGARTEN, SAMUEL; AND OTHERS
THIS REPORT OF A NATIONAL SURVEY OF ENGLISH PROGRAMS IN 2-YEAR COLLEGES IS BASED ON INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM 239 INSTITUTIONAL SOURCES, 187 DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN, AND 292 TEACHERS. ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO (1) THE NATURE OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING SCOPE, TEACHING LOAD, CLASS SIZE, STATUS OF DEPARTMENT CHAIRMEN, AND RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS, (2) ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, (3) PLACEMENT OF STUDENTS IN COMPOSITION COURSES, (4) THE NATURE OF THE REGULAR ENGLISH COMPOSITION COURSE, (5) REMEDIAL ENGLISH COURSES, (6) HONORS COURSES, AND (7) TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS. PROBLEMS ARE IDENTIFIED IN SUCH AREAS AS (1) EFFECTS OF THE "OPEN DOOR" POLICY, (2) NECESSITY FOR REMEDIAL PROGRAMS, (3) MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS, (4) MOTIVATION, (5) CLASS SIZE AND TEACHER LOAD, (6) TEACHER ATTITUDES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, AND (7) ARTICULATION. THE AUTHORS' RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE (1) ORGANIZED PROGRAMS OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS, (2) ESTABLISHMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL CENTERS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF REMEDIAL COURSES, (3) ESTABLISHMENT OF GRADUATE COURSES IN THE TEACHING OF REMEDIAL ENGLISH, (4) WORKSHOPS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TERMINAL ENGLISH COURSES, (5) IMPROVED RELATIONS BETWEEN SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION AND ENGLISH DEPARTMENTS, AND (6) IMPROVEMENT OF THE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS INCLUDED. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
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