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ERIC Number: ED037429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 44
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The Graduate Experience in English: Ten Personal Case-Histories.
Macrorie, Ken, Ed.
College Composition and Communication, v15 n4 p209-52 Dec 1964
Ten graduate students in English attack their graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) experiences which they consider to be narrow and demeaning. They point to intellectual, financial, and personal difficulties which beset them, as well as petty, unnecessary rigors and delays to which they are subjected and which often prolonged graduation. They speak of drudgery and a worship of scholarship which, for the most part, overlooks a personal discovery of art and the search for meaning. The students also condemn the dilemma of the graduate student-teacher, the lack of preparation for teaching freshmen composition courses, and discrimination against women in graduate schools. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.