ERIC Number: ED031501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Of the Report of the Questionnaire Study of English Teaching Conditions in Arizona.
Donelson, Kenneth L., Ed.
The Arizona English Teachers Association Newsletter, n11 p1-4 Apr 1969
Teachers in Arizona were surveyed by questionnaire to determine the present quality of English instruction and to prepare a profile of English teachers and English teaching in the state. Returns were received from 81 of 113 schools surveyed (647 of 1026 teachers). Information obtained on English teachers indicated that (1) 41% of the English teachers are men, (2) 50% are under 35, (3) 47% have bachelor's degrees, 52% have master's degrees, and 1% have doctoral degress, (4) 62% were educated in Southwestern colleges, (5) only 9% have neither an English major nor minor, and (6) median teaching experience was 4 to 7 years. Information on teaching conditions included the following points: (1) Classes are too large, median daily pupil contact being between 126 and 145. (2) The median number of English classes per day is five with an average of 29 students per class. (3) The median number of essays written by students per year is 16 to 20. (4) 40% of teachers work 6-10 hours per week outside of school time. (5) 45% share their classrooms. (6) Few have clerical or student help. (7) The use of hardbound composition books and paperback books for literature is increasing. (8) Small and medium-sized schools challenge larger ones in quality of available English offerings, reading programs, and education for slow students. (LH)
Descriptors: Class Size, Educational Media, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Instructional Materials, School Size, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Background, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience, Teaching Load, Women Faculty
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona English Teachers Association, Tempe.