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ERIC Number: ED072440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 279
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Published Views of Two-Year College English as Reflected in English Textbooks.
Bowyer, Dolores LaVerna
This study answered four research questions: (1) Can textbook content for freshman English be determined from statements of leaders in two-year college English curriculum? (2) Do current textbooks reflect the content suggested by these leaders? (3) Are textbooks specifically designed for two-year college students? (4) How can publishers and teachers better cooperate? Analyses of publisher statements and textbooks were compared to content criteria from "Guidelines for Junior College English Teacher Training Programs." The study found that: (1) the "guidelines" showed that the two-year college freshman English course was an interdisciplinary communications course; (2) the editors' intent, rather than textbook content, harmonized with the "guidelines" criteria; (3) textbooks were not specifically designed for these students; and (4) publisher-teacher cooperation called for leadership from professional groups, participation from teachers, and financial risk from publishers. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University