ERIC Number: ED123632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Communication on the Job: AC, DC, and Well Grounded.
Dille, Jeane L.
Since ninety percent of high school graduates will enter the work world, the need for "well grounded" English composition courses, or those with appropriate channels of community feedback, is apparent. A survey of five levels of educators in Lane County, Oregon, reveals a discrepancy within the group concerning the importance of specific composition skills, as well as an inconsistency between what skills workers and educators valued most highly. Comprehensive needs assessment should provide the foundation for curriculum design in composition courses. Methods of obtaining feedback include surveying the needs of students, soliciting the opinions of former students, and utilizing advisory committees consisting of both members of the business community and recent graduates. To ensure a systematic course of study, the advisory board should include educators from levels above and below that being taught. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, March 25-27, 1976)