ERIC Number: ED112397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple-Elective Programs in English in the State of New Jersey.
Meredith, Clare V.
The purpose of this study is two-fold: it determines and describes quantatively the current status of multiple-elective programs in English in the public schools of New Jersey, and it analyzes and appraises qualitatively--using case study--two-semester elective programs for grades 11 and 12, the predominant pattern of course offerings of New Jersey elective curricula. To secure data for the first part of the study, information was collected from official reports of school districts in New Jersey, questionnaires directed to supervisors in the state, and letters to language arts consultants in each of the 50 state departments of education. Data for the second part of the study was obtained from analyzing curriculum documents, student attitude surveys, and chairpersons' reports of classroom visitation and through interviews with administrators, chairpersons, and guidance counselors. The study reports that more than one-half (52.3 percent) of the New Jersey public high schools have instituted multiple-elective programs in English. According to the stated intentions of supervisors of English, by the school year of 1976-77 at least two-thirds of the schools will have instituted such changes. (Author/RB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Elective Courses, English Instruction, Language Arts, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey