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ERIC Number: ED048261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 158
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A Study of North Dakota Public Secondary School Teachers of English for the Academic Year 1967-68.
Johnson, Robert Ellsworth
This study investigated the preparation of (330) teachers of English in the public secondary schools of North Dakota; their assignments; selected variables of employment; method, time, and extent of professional upgrading; aspect of English in which teachers and students had difficulty in the teaching-learning process; and the major reasons given for not continuing their education during the academic year 1967-68. Data were collected from files in the Department of Public Instruction and from an instrument sent to 609 teachers. Findings showed that the teachers had about 30 semester hours of English, excluding freshman English, speech, journalism, dramatics, and foreign language literature; 59.70% were female; the average male teacher was 33.43 years old, had 7.56 years of teaching experience, and earned a salary of $6,755; the average female teacher was 39.54 years old, had 10.27 years of teaching experience, and earned a salary of $6,183. All teachers had at least a baccalaureate degree; 28 had a master's degree. They all possessed a First-Grade Teaching Certificate, indicating that all teachers met minimum certification requirements. Most teachers preferred studying American literature, and identified composition as the most difficult subject to teach. Major reasons for not having continued their education were family and financial commitments. (Author/MF)
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Identifiers - Location: North Dakota