ERIC Number: ED023695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Experiment in Teaching Freshman English at Louisiana State University.
Caffee, Nathaniel M.
In order to meet the problems of expanding enrollments and teacher shortage without increasing the size of English classes, Louisiana State University conducted an experiment in 1957 to determine the feasibility of using senior English majors as teaching assistants for Freshman English courses. Instead of two classes meeting three times a week, the regular instructor has three classes meeting two times a week. The undergraduate assistant supervises the third meeting in which several classes are combined and the students usually complete a writing assignment. The duties of the assistant consist of helping to mark papers, conferring with students about their errors, and relieving the regular instructor of many clerical chores. Tentative results indicate that the quality of instruction has not suffered and that a large saving in money and classroom space is possible. (BN)
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Identifiers: Louisiana (New Orleans); Louisiana State University
Note: Speech given before the Association of Land Grant Colleges, Denver, Colorado, November 1957.