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ERIC Number: ED060011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 86
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A Study of the Adequacy of Undergraduate Teacher Preparation in Composition in the State of Florida.
Lowery, Alice Medley
To determine the adequacy of undergraduate teacher preparation in composition, questionnaires were distributed to a representative sample of Florida's English teachers, and a survey was made of the major teacher-training universities in Florida. Teachers were asked to indicate courses in language and composition that were included in their undergraduate preparations, and then to indicate inadequacies in preparation for various aspects of writing and of the teaching of writing. The information requested from the universities pertained to courses in language and composition that were required of the prospective English teacher and instruction in methods of teaching composition which was included in the prospective teacher's preparation. A comparison of the replies of teachers trained in Florida before 1964 with the replies of those trained in other states showed that Florida teachers indicated inadequate preparation in more aspects of writing and of the teaching of writing than did teachers trained in other states; after 1964, Florida trained teachers indicated inadequate preparation in fewer aspects than did teachers trained in other states. Results of the survey showed that, in general, a course in advanced writing and one or more courses in linguistics are required of the prospective English teacher. It is concluded that standards for preparation of English teachers in Florida need to be upgraded. (Author/DB)
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Identifiers: Florida
Note: Ph. D. Dissertation, Florida State University