ERIC Number: ED068986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Report of Present Conditions of English Teaching.
Farrell, Edmund J.; Farrell, Jo Ann
NCTE Council-Grams, v33 n6 p1-11 Nov 1972
This special issue of "Council-Grams," the newsletter of the National Council of Teachers of English, reports responses to a September, 1972, questionnaire about the teaching of English sent to teachers and administrators of English and education in secondary schools, colleges, and universities. The questions included the following: What reductions or additions have been made in your budget for English, and with what consequences? Have positions responsible for the planning and supervision of curriculum been eliminated or added? Has the position of the department chairman been strengthened or weakened? Has class load increased or decreased at any level and to what extent? What innovative programs have been inaugurated or eliminated and why? What problems, if any, have arisen from attempts to integrate the schools and do these problems affect the performance of English teachers? What kind of year do English teachers anticipate? The author concludes that present conditions for teaching English are, on the whole, unsatisfactory and that the NCTE needs to carefully establish priorities for moving the profession from what it is to what it should be. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Budgeting, Class Size, College Curriculum, Educational Innovation, English, English Curriculum, English Departments, English Education, English Instruction, School Desegregation, Secondary Schools, Teacher Education, Teacher Morale, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.