ERIC Number: ED034750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Reference Count: 0
The Language Arts Teacher in Kansas.
Hess, Donald E.
Bulletin of Education, Univ. of Kansas, v21 n3 p118-22 May 1967
A 1966 study of the Kansas secondary schools sought to determine the prevailing conditions in the language arts classrooms in the state and the personal qualifications of the state's 1,656 language arts teachers. Findings revealed that (1) more than half of the language arts teachers were teaching in schools with fewer than 500 students, (2) although all of the state's language arts teachers had Bachelor's degrees, less than one-fourth of them held Master's degrees, and (3) the language arts teacher's average years of experience were 11.09 years; his average salary was $1200 behind the national average; and his average class load was four language arts classes daily with approximately 20 students enrolled in each class. Although other factors work against a student's receiving a quality secondary school education in the language arts, the most immediate need indicated by this study was the consolidation of the smallest schools. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. School of Education.