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ERIC Number: ED049234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 221
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A Study of English Methods Courses in Selected Tennessee Colleges and Universities.
Smith, Annie Lou
Analyzing high school English methods courses in institutions approved for teacher education, this study examined (1) the variations in course content and organization, and (2) the possible relationships between course content and such factors as professional background of the instructor, size and type of institution, and duration and sequence of the course. Data obtained by use of an Interview Check List from 29 instructors in 26 colleges and universities were compiled, tabulated, and analyzed by number, percentage, and description. Results showed that (1) there was no consistent relationship between course content and the instructor's background, institutional characteristics, or course sequence and duration; (2) the majority of methods courses were divided among literature, composition, and grammar with little time devoted to language study or oral English; (3) more than half the instructors gained ideas from professional journals and textbooks; and (4) fewer than half the instructors had participated in recent graduate courses, read extensively in areas covering comprehensive research and publication, were affiliated with professional organizations, or attended conferences. (Author/JMC)
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Identifiers: Tennessee
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, The University of Tennessee