ERIC Number: ED063303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
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The Ohio Survey of High School English Programs.
Wootton, Verne B.; Nichols, James R.
Ohio English Bulletin, v13 n1 p1-17 March 1972
A survey taken, in questionnaire form, of high school principals is discussed. The purpose of this survey was to take note of the state of the English curriculum in Ohio high schools. Findings include: (1) About 41 per cent of the English departments have released time made available for professional activities; (2) School libraries are supporting English programs at a level ranging from satisfactory to excellent; (3) Roughly 70 per cent of English curricula in Ohio are presently offering considerably more than the required five English units. Findings of room for improvement include: (1) About 34 per cent of the schools are using teaching materials that provide no linguistic background for the structural analysis of the English language; (2) Admittedly 41 per cent of the staffs never schedule departmental meetings; and (3) Only a fifth of Ohio schools provide any measure of official recognition for good teachers and good teaching. It was also found that the majority of teachers and administrators are committed to relevant change. The questionnaire was divided into two parts: I. Funding, and II. Teacher expertise and training. Data are given in tabular form. (Author/CK)
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