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ERIC Number: ED056027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 227
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A Study of Preparation Programs for Secondary School English Teachers at the Universities and Colleges of Montana.
Mehta, Mohinder Paul
The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) to analyze and evaluate the pre-service programs offered by Montana universities and colleges for secondary school English teachers, and (2) to determine the attitudes and opinions of the Montana secondary school English teachers concerning their preparation as English teachers. The preparation programs of the eight Montana universities and colleges were analyzed in terms of English Teacher Preparation Study (ETPS) Guidelines developed by Dr. William P. Viall and his associates in 1967. A questionnaire was constructed to collect relevant data from the English teachers. Results of the study indicated that the universities and colleges of Montana offered the prospective secondary school English teachers (1) "adequate" training in such areas as American and British literature and composition, (2) "fairly adequate" training in world literature, speech, drama, linguistics, grammar, creative writing, literary criticism, literature for adolescents, and tests and measurement, (3) "inadequate" training in rhetoric, oral interpretation, reading diagnosis and remediation, and choral and developmental reading. Other findings include: (1) More than 90% of the teachers viewed their student teaching experience as "very valuable" or "of some value"; (2) Montana school English teachers generally considered their preparation as a result of English methods course to be "moderate" or "little." (Author/CK)
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Identifiers: Montana
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Montana