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ERIC Number: ED086711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 10
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Teaching the English Teacher.
Boze, Nancy S.
This study reports on the results of polling three juries representing a cross section of authorities, supervisors, and outstanding teachers in English to identify desirable concepts and competencies which should be included in an English methods course for prospective secondary school teachers. Data for this study were obtained from a questionnaire/rating scale sent to the three groups of educators. Three tables were set up from the analyzed data. Table 1 presents 56 combined groupings of concepts and competencies in rank order. The most important of all the concepts and competencies was "Gains ability in guiding critical thinking, speaking, writing, and listening." The remaining five are as follows: "Gains ability in varied approaches to literature and composition";"Understands personal and class objectives"; "Gains ability in motivating students through a variety of means"; "Understands the value of unit planning"; and "Understands sources of and uses of materials and aids, library and mass media." Table 2 summarizes the opinions of jurors regarding the competency of teachers of English and of their present preparatory programs. Table 3 lists areas designated by jurors that need greater emphasis in teacher programs (history and nature of language ranking first). (JA)
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