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ERIC Number: ED019286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-15
Pages: 27
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS UPON THE TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS OF ENGLISH TEACHERS OF THE REORGANIZATION OF THE LITERATURE COMPONENT OF A TEACHER-TRAINING CURRICULUM. INTERIM REPORT.
PETERSON, ERLING W.
THIS STUDY WAS AN ATTEMPT BY THE ILLINOIS STATE-WIDE CURRICULUM STUDY CENTER IN THE PREPARATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS (ISCPET) TO DETERMINE WHETHER A CHANGE IN CURRICULUM FROM A PERIOD TO A GENRE APPROACH IN THE NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT RESULTED IN TEACHERS BETTER PREPARED TO TEACH. EVALUATIONS FROM SCHOOL SUPERVISORS WERE USED TO DETERMINE SUCCESSFUL TEACHING. WHILE INSUFFICIENT EVALUATIONS OF GRADUATES UNDER THE EARLIER CURRICULUM PLAN WERE OBTAINED FOR ANY CONCLUSIVE FINDINGS ON THE HYPOTHESIS, IT DID APPEAR THAT THE CHANGE HAD HAD AT LEAST NO DELETERIOUS EFFECT ON TEACHERS PREPARED AT THE SCHOOL. AN EVALUATION OF THEIR COLLEGE PREPARATION BY THE TEACHERS INVOLVED IN THE STUDY DID INDICATE THAT A SHIFT TO THE GENRE APPROACH MUST INCLUDE ALL GENRES IF IT IS NOT TO RESULT IN GAPS IN TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS AS SEEN BY THE TEACHERS. ANCILLARY TO THE MAIN STUDY, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT RANK IN CLASS AND GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY CORRELATED POSITIVELY WITH TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS AS EVALUATED BY SUPERVISORS, WHILE OVERALL AND ENGLISH GRADE-POINT AVERAGES WERE CLOSE TO ZERO OR WERE NEGATIVE IN CORRELATION. PRINCIPAL VALUE OF THE STUDY WAS IN REVEALING THE NEED FOR MORE REFINED EVALUATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND FOR A LARGER POPULATION. THIS STUDY IS BEING USED, CONSEQUENTLY, AS A PILOT FOR A LARGER ISCPET STUDY INVOLVING FIVE ILLINOIS SCHOOLS AND INCORPORATING THE EXPERIENCES AND FINDINGS. (THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE (LIMITED SUPPLY, FREE) FROM ISCPET, 1210 WEST CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, URBANA, ILL. 61801.) (AUTHOR)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.
Identifiers: PROJECT ENGLISH