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ERIC Number: ED122274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 216
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Reform in Freshman English in Black Virginia Colleges, 1954-1974.
McIntyre, Flossie Hickman
Changes that occurred in the freshman English program of Virginia's black colleges over two decades are investigated in this study. The four black senior colleges involved were Hampton Institute, Norfolk State College, Virginia State College, and Virginia Union University. Data on the programs were collected from the programs studied, from a panel of experts who evaluated the programs, and from students who presented their views on their own freshman English programs. The findings confirm that the black Virginia colleges have consistently developed programs that reflect current national trends, and have generally followed patterns set by the elitist American institutions. The schools have focused historically on prescriptive grammar, communication programs, expository writing, and innovative approaches. A trend toward student centered approaches began in the mid-sixties when federal money became available for curriculum experimentation. Overall, the new trend seems to be toward modifying traditional programs and developing creative new strategies for teaching black students. (Author/RB)
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia