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ERIC Number: ED019291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN ILLINOIS PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS. INTERIM REPORT.
HARRIS, JOAN
THIS STUDY OF THE ILLINOIS STATE-WIDE CURRICULUM STUDY CENTER IN THE PREPARATION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS (ISCPET) WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE THE PRESENT STATUS OF THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN GRADES 10, 11, AND 12 OF ILLINOIS SCHOOLS. IN THE SUMMER OF 1965, 500 QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO MEMBERS OF THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH, SELECTED BY A STRATIFIED RANDOM SAMPLING PROCESS TO INSURE A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF TEACHERS FROM VARIOUS SIZES OF SCHOOLS. OF THIS NUMBER, 256 RETURNED FORMS APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN THE SURVEY. THE QUESTIONNAIRE CONTAINED 25 QUESTIONS CONCERNING (1) THE SIZE AND GROUPING OF CLASSES, (2) EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, (3) THE TEACHING OF GRAMMAR, WRITING, AND LITERATURE, AND (4) PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION. THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY SEEM TO INDICATE THAT IN THE PREPARATION OF PROSPECTIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS THERE IS A NEED FOR MORE COURSES IN GRAMMAR, THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, AND WRITING GEARED TO HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING. FURTHER, THERE IS A NEED FOR A METHODS COURSE CONCERNED WITH TEACHING ENGLISH, AS OPPOSED TO THE GENERAL METHODS COURSES NOW OFFERED BY MOST COLLEGES. (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