ERIC Number: ED061943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Phase One: Study of Objectives for English 1A Classes. Transfer Level Composition at De Anza College.
Gulassa, Cyril M.; Caldwell, Florin L.
In order to evaluate the transfer-level English composition program at De Anza College (California), English composition teachers and students rated 80 objectives in the categories of composition, values, reading, and writing. Objectives were rated on a one-to-five scale. Each objective was ranked as primary, secondary, or optional, according to faculty rating. For the primary objectives, comparisons were made between instructor emphasis and student helpfulness. Conclusions were reached in each area: (1) composition--students receive more help in acquiring structural skills than thought skills; (2) values--teachers placed strong emphasis on understanding oneself and one's relationship to others; (3) reading--teachers' main objective was the need to teach students to read with greater understanding; and (4) writing assignments--only in this area was there a high level of congruence, probably due to the emphasis on procedures rather than skills. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.