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ERIC Number: ED059214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 5
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Report of Committee on Preparation of Secondary Teachers of English.
Wood, Willson E.; And Others
Kentucky English Bulletin, v21 n1 p14-18 Fall 1971
Conclusions based on the replies of 22 schools in Kentucky as to course requirements in the training of secondary teachers of English are presented. The conclusions are: (1) 17 of the 22 schools require 36 or more semester hours for a major; (2) a 6-hour requirement in Freshman English is almost universal; (3) a requirement in Introduction to Literature varies from 0 to 6 hours, with 3 hours being most common; (4) about half of the schools require one speech course; (5) most schools require 6-12 hours of foreign language; (6) there is a variation of from 0 to 15 hours required in additional humanities courses; (7) the requirement in world literature varies from 0 to 6 hours; (8) two courses in American literature are the usual requirement, and the same is true of English literature; (9) five schools require an advanced course in rhetoric or composition; (10) advanced grammar is usually a 3-hour required course; (11) seven schools require a course in history of the language, and most of the others offer it as an option with either linguistics or advanced composition; (12) four schools reported a required course in literary criticism; (13) Shakespeare is the only specific author course required to a noticable extent; (14) most schools reported options dealing with author and/or period courses; (15) four schools required genre courses; (16) only 8 schools reported a methods course specifically for English majors; (17) one school required a course in methods of teaching reading; (18) 21 schools required practice teaching. (DB)
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Identifiers: Kentucky