ERIC Number: ED033153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Preparation of Junior College English Instructors.
Results of a survey of graduate English departments (Association of Departments of English), responses of young junior college English instructors to a request to assess their preparation (National Junior College English Study), and tentative recommendations for junior college teacher preparation (National Junior College English Study) are presented. Instructor opinions receive particular attention, with excerpts on (1) lack of preparation to teach composition, (2) lack of practical instruction on how to teach, and (3) lack of preparation for the junior college student. Graduate English department survey data concern the number of special junior college teacher preparation programs, sharing of teacher preparation with education departments, supervised teaching and internship on a junior college campus, and teacher intern remuneration. Recommendations concern breadth of teacher training and relations between the graduate English departments and junior college English departments. For a related document see TE 500 591. (AF)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College English, English Education, English Instruction, Graduate Students, Graduate Surveys, Inservice Teacher Education, National Surveys, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Interns, Teacher Supervision, Teaching Experience, Teaching Skills, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of English in Higher Education.