ERIC Number: ED025520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Children's Literature in Colleges and Universities.
Landau, Elliott D., Ed.
A committee of the National Council of Teachers of English undertook a survey to discern the state of the teaching of children's literature in universities and colleges. Questionnaires were sent to 573 individuals who teach children's literature. The responses yielded information about (1) departments in which courses in children's literature were offered, (2) individuals who taught and enrolled in the courses, (3) professional preparation and activities of instructors, (4) course content, and (5) materials and techniques in teaching children's litera"ure. Recommendations include evaluating and improving the collections of books used for teaching children's literature, expanding the college collections of books, offering courses at the undergraduate level in all institutions preparing elementary teachers, and asking specialists in children's literature to contribute to the scholarly study in the field. (SW)
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, College Instruction, Course Content, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Instructional Materials, Literature, Literature Programs, Surveys, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods, Universities
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 38435, HC $1.25).
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.