ERIC Number: ED052173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
The Teaching of English in New York State. A Study of the Academic and Professional Preparation of Public Secondary School Teachers of English.
Cayer, Roger L.; Reedy, John E.
An 82-item questionnaire was sent to 4,000 secondary school teachers of English in New York State. The teachers were randomly selected from a mailing list; approximately 50% of the sample questionnaires were returned; 1,896 were validly completed. The sample of 1,896 teachers represents about 20% of the secondary school English teachers in New York State, excluding those in New York City. The data collected for the study were analyzed by a cross-classification computer program from the library of computer programs at the State University College at Buffalo. The conclusions drawn from the program are not valid for New York City. The preparation, professional commitments and teaching situations of the 1,896 teachers were analyzed according to 19 variables. A profile of the New York State English teacher is given. It is drawn from a composite of data collected and organized under the following categories: The Academic Preparation of Secondary School English Teachers, The Academic Preparation of Beginning English Teachers, The Continuing Education of Teachers of English, The Professional Memberships of English Teachers, The Grade Placement of Teachers of English, and The Teaching Loads of Secondary School English Teachers. Results show the major problems to be in the area of curriculum content and design. (CK)
Dr. Arthur George, Administration 221, State University College at Oneonta, Oneonta, New York 13820 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.
Authoring Institution: New York State English Council.
Identifiers - Location: New York