ERIC Number: ED200997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of English-Education Curriculum Needs for Secondary School English Teachers.
A survey of secondary school English teachers employed by three school districts in Utah was conducted by the teacher education committee of the English department of Weber State College (Ogden) to determine the areas of English instruction for which their teacher education courses had not adequately prepared them. On a scale from one to five, the 72 respondents rated 36 areas of teacher education, including teaching methods, grammar and writing, literature, speech and drama. The resulting data indicated that teachers were undertrained in 13 areas--mostly concerned with writing--and overtrained in five areas, three of which dealt with literature. Based on these results, an optional curriculum was developed for students entering the English teaching program at Weber State. The new curriculum emphasized preparing teachers in the area of writing instruction and teaching methods, as well as literature instruction. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (32nd, Dallas, TX, March 26-28, 1981).