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ERIC Number: ED016659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 107
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS OF HIGH SCHOOL HUMANITIES COURSES IN FLORIDA.
MILLER, ROBERT D.; THOMSON, ALLAN
INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONNAIRES PROVIDED STUDY DATA TO ASSESS THE 1966-67 STATUS OF FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL HUMANITIES PROGRAMS. OF 344 SCHOOLS, 136 OFFERED HUMANITIES AND HUMANITIES-TYPE COURSES, SEVEN HAD PREVIOUSLY OFFERED THEM, AND FOUR PLANNED SUCH COURSES. DEVELOPMENT OF THEM REPRESENTED EFFORTS BY INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS TO MEET LOCAL PROBLEMS AND STUDENT NEEDS. OF 78 COURSES, 29 WERE TAUGHT BY ONE INSTRUCTOR, 20 BY TEACHER TEAMS, AND 29 BY ONE INSTRUCTOR OCCASIONALLY ASSISTED BY SUBJECT SPECIALISTS. ONE-THIRD OF THE COURSE WERE STRUCTURED HISTORICALLY, SIX THEMATICALLY, AND OVER HALF USED A COMBINATION OF STRUCTURES. ALTHOUGH NECESSARY AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT WAS ORDINARILY AVAILABLE, LARGE LECTURE ROOMS OFTEN WERE NOT, SUPPLIES WERE USUALLY INADEQUATE, SUFFICIENT TEACHER PLANNING AND PREPARATION TIME WAS NOT PROVIDED, AND CLASS TRIPS WERE USUALLY IMPOSSIBLE. ALL HUMANITIES TEACHERS HELD TEACHING CERTIFICATES AND TWO-THIRDS HAD TAUGHT FOR SIX OR MORE YEARS. HOWEVER, MANY TEACHERS FELT AT LEAST PARTLY UNPREPARED TO TEACH HUMANITIES COURSES, AND 71 PRINCIPALS BELIEVED THAT TOO FEW HUMANITIES TEACHERS WERE AVAILABLE AND ADVOCATED MORE INSERVICE TRAINING FOR THEM. (A COPY OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE UTILIZED IN THIS STUDY AND A SUMMARY REPORT ARE APPENDED. (RD)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: FLORIDA