ERIC Number: ED029866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
An Experimental Study of the In-Service Preparation of Secondary School English Teachers in Transformational Grammar. Interim Report.
Crowell, Michael G.
This study was undertaken at Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois) to explore the effectiveness of one way of preparing in-service teachers in transformational grammar. The method involved two phases: (1) the training of four high school English teachers, in one school district, in transformational grammar, and (2) the production of a series of introductory lectures for all district English teachers of grades 7-12. Training in the first phase was intensive, involving outside reading and 10 two-hour sessions. At the end of the seminar, each teacher taught a unit in transformational grammar and was video-taped teaching part of the unit to one class. The second phase was made up of four one-hour lectures and was meant to provide only a very general picture of the material. Effectiveness of the program was measured by pre- and post-tests for seminar participants and by questionnaires distributed to all teachers attending the second-phase lectures. The intensive in-service education course was judged successful, but the lecture series, although beneficial, was considered generally inadequate. (Appendices include the test and reading list for the seminar.) (Author/LH)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, English Instruction, Inservice Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Instruction, Linguistics, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Participation, Transformational Generative Grammar, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.