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ERIC Number: ED050079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 163
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The English Teacher in Kentucky: A Study of the Academic and Professional Preparation of Public High School Teachers of English in Kentucky.
Grise, Robert Newman
The purpose of this study was to discover and describe existing standards of preparation for teachers of English in Kentucky, to gather and organize data on the characteristics of the public high school teacher of English in Kentucky, and to compare certain of the characteristics of these teachers to the standards of preparation. Most data were obtained from teacher education and certification files, and the annual high school reports for 1961-62 to the Kentucky Department of Education. Procedure consisted of identifying related studies and existing standards, gathering data on the total population of teachers of English in Kentucky in 1961-62, selecting a random sample for intensive study, and analyzing the data by electronic computer. It was found that, of the 2,146 public high school teachers of English in Kentucky, 55% had English areas or majors; 24% had English minors. Of the random sample of 215 teachers, 79% had secondary certificates. Application of the standards of the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English revealed that less than one half had the minimum number of semester hours in composition, grammar, and literature; only 20% also had the recommended minimum number of hours in allied language arts. Only 4% were able to meet the specific course requirements within the sections of the Kentucky Council's recommended program. (Author/DD)
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky