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ERIC Number: ED090549
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 175
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A Study of Current Practices in Freshman English in Oklahoma Colleges.
Willis, Phyllis Waynne Pack
The purpose of this study was to ascertain the current practices in freshman English in Oklahoma colleges. The population in this study included all Oklahoma institutions of higher education fully accredited by the state as of July 1, 1972, and extending through June 30, 1973. Some of the findings were: three-fourths of the senior colleges and all of the junior colleges require six hours of freshman English; Major emphasis is on composition, followed by literature, grammar, and language study; freshman English is generally regarded as a service course; remedial and honors courses are offered and opportunity for advanced placement is granted in almost half the colleges; most freshman English classes are taught by experienced faculty members with master's degrees who teach twelve to fifteen semester hours per week using lecture, group, seminar, and individualized instruction methods; the use of behavioral objectives and innovations in teaching was not extensive; no conscious effort to include or exclude multiethnic literature is reported by over half the institutions; the traditional method of grading is used widely; and over half the colleges expect no change in the number of transfer students who have already completed freshman English. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma