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ERIC Number: ED016671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON TEACHER LOAD IN ENGLISH IN ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOLS.
BAKER, ORVILLE
IN APRIL 1967, THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH COMMITTEE ON TEACHER LOAD SENT OUT 870 QUESTIONNAIRES TO PUBLIC AND PAROCHIAL HIGH SCHOOLS IN ILLINOIS TO ASCERTAIN WHICH SCHOOLS DESERVE AN HONOR RATING FOR CONFORMING TO THE NCTE RECOMMENDATION OF A FOUR-COURSE LOAD AND A MAXIMUM OF 100 STUDENTS PER ENGLISH TEACHER. AN ANALYSIS OF THE REPLIES SHOWED THAT THERE WERE--(A) 148 SCHOOLS WITH A LIGHT LOAD OF FOUR COURSES, (B) 304 SCHOOLS WITH AN AVERAGE LOAD OF FIVE COURSES, (C) 39 SCHOOLS WITH A HEAVY LOAD OF SIX OR MORE COURSES, AND (D) 379 SCHOOLS WITH NO RESPONSE (FROM WHICH IT WAS INFERRED THAT THESE WERE SCHOOLS WITH A HEAVY LOAD). THE CONCLUSIONS INDICATED THAT THE STUDY PROCEDURE WAS NOT ACCURATE ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY ANY SIMPLE CLASSIFICATIONS AND THAT THE CHICAGO SUBURBAN SCHOOLS DID NOT FALL GENERALLY INTO THE "LIGHT-LOAD" BRACKET, DESPITE THEIR LARGE TAX BASE, COMMUNITY INCOME, AND BONDING POWER. IT IS HOPED THAT THE APPENDED LIST OF HONOR SCHOOLS MAY PROVE VALUABLE TO TEACHERS SEEKING BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS AND TO COLLEGE SENIORS LOOKING FOR GOOD SCHOOLS FOR THEIR FIRST PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE "ILLINOIS ENGLISH BULLETIN," FEBRUARY 1968.) (MM)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Urbana.
Identifiers: ILLINOIS