ERIC Number: ED222903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the NTCC Status Study Workshop on English in the Two-Year College. Final Report of the National Two-Year College Committee (NTCC).
Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication, Urbana, IL.
Part of a wider study of English teaching in the two-year college, this workshop report covers four main areas: students, curriculum, faculty, and methods of instruction. The first section profiles today's student, emphasizing how he or she has changed from past students, reports corresponding changes in two-year college education, discusses implications for the future, suggests several subjects for future research, and summarizes perspectives for the future. The second section describes the influences that have caused changes in the curriculum at two-year colleges, including economic restrictions, student diversity, and instructor pressures. This section also describes the positive and negative implications on the future of the English profession of these changes and lists the areas in which research data are needed to support curriculum changes. The third section examines teacher preparation, involvement in professional organizations, esteem, and role in governance and politics. It also lists areas of concern and suggests ways instructors may affect the future status of the discipline. The fourth section reviews changes in instructional methods over the past decade, details the results of these changes, discusses implications for the future, and stresses the need for research in several areas. The conclusion summarizes all the changes that have taken place. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Conference on Coll. Composition and Communication, Urbana, IL.