ERIC Number: ED023705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Junior College Instructor in the Development of Relevant Graduate Programs in English.
Shugrue, Michael F.
Introductory remarks discuss the commitments which the Modern Language Association (MLA) has made toward improving the teaching of English and indicate the Association's willingness to bring the junior college teacher and four-year college teacher into a continuing, mutually instructive dialogue which will produce improved college English teaching at all levels. Statistics are quoted indicating the seriousness of the state of English in higher education. The major portion of the speech identifies and discusses five important areas which the emergence of the junior college forces the MLA to examine: (1) the development of new and modified degree programs, (2) the establishment of "solid, useful, intellectually challenging" in-service programs on the junior college campuses, (3) the thoughtful consideration of the use of students and non-academics as assistants and para-professionals in the junior college, (4) the development of the junior college chairman as the cornerstone of any effective English program, and (5) a careful re-examination of what is taught in any college classroom and how it is taught. (BN)
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Identifiers: Modern Language Association
Note: Address to the Florida College English Association, Fort Myers, Florida, October 19, 1968.