ERIC Number: ED038750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Language: PROJECT DESIGN. Educational Needs, Fresno, 1968, Number 11.
Tiedt, Sidney W.
This report of PROJECT DESIGN, funded under ESEA Title III, assesses the English language arts of the Fresno City Unified School District, kindergarten through the 12th grade. A linguistic inventory was administered by mail to 75 randomly selected elementary, junior high, and senior high school teachers. A linguistic analysis of student composition was carried out in six schools--three elementary and three high schools, each representing a different socioeconomic and racial grouping of students. Other sources of data included interviews of administrative personnel, principals, and teachers; visits of classroom; and analyses of district documents. Major conclusions stemming from the assessment of the English language arts are that the Fresno school district lacks: (1) an adequate program for the Negro and Mexican-American student, (2) adequate scope and sequence in the English language arts, and (3) educational leadership to prepare its teachers to teach the "New English." (MF)
Descriptors: Black Students, Drama, Educational Planning, English, Fiction, Language Arts, Lexicography, Literature, Master Plans, Mexican Americans, Oral English, Poetry, Prose, Urban Education, Writing (Composition)
Fresno City Unified School District, Calif. 93707
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Fresno City Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Fresno); Elementary Secondary Education Act Title III