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ERIC Number: ED124999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 591
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An Analysis of Freshman English in Illinois Public Junior Colleges.
Lynch, Rose Marie
The content and organization of freshman composition curricula in Illinois public junior colleges during the 1973-74 school year were analyzed. The five tracks of junior college composition (transfer, remedial, honors, vocational-technical, and adult) were investigated, and data were collected about English requirements for graduation, tracks of composition offered, placement and exemption methods, course syllabi, textbooks, course content, teaching methods, bases used for assigning final grades, and innovative content and methods. English department chairpersons and composition instructors from 38 of the 47 junior colleges in Illinois participated by completing questionnaires. Additional information was collected from catalogs and freshman English course syllabi from those 38 junior colleges. Among the findings, it was revealed that the most common organizational pattern was a three-track system--transfer, remedial, and vocational-technical. Only a few junior colleges offered honors composition or adult composition. While most junior colleges had course syllabi for all tracks of composition and the instructors were reported to have taught the items specified in the syllabi, the content of the various composition courses was much more diverse than the syllabi indicated. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois