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ERIC Number: ED049251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 237
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An Analysis of Current Freshman English Programs in Institutions of Higher Education.
Holland, Gordon Lewis
This study attempted to describe current trends in the teaching of English to college freshmen and to use that description to formulate a series of suggestions for improvement. Findings from 160 responses to a questionnaire sent to college and university English departments indicated that a wide degree of variation existed between freshman English programs, that current instructional development practices were not being implemented, and that what was often reported as the current status of freshman English (e.g., freshman English as an optional subject) was in sharp contrast to what was actually taking place. Recommendations for improvement deal with course objectives, experimentation, evaluation, staffing, training, finances, syllabus preparation and usage, leadership, waiver policies, and remedial programs. Among the 20 areas suggested for further study are budgeting problems, faculty attitudes, acceptance and application of new media, teacher training, and the rationale behind freshman English procedures. (Author/DD)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State University