ERIC Number: ED126973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Foreign Language Instructors in Two-Year Colleges.
Brawer, Florence B.
In 1975, the Center for the Study of Community Colleges conducted a national survey of humanities faculty in two-year colleges. This paper summarizes the characteristics of 210 foreign language instructors included in the total sample of 1,493 full- and part-time faculty. Findings of the survey include: (1) females outnumbered males by 54% to 46% respectively; (2) 79% reported that they were white/Caucasian; (3) almost two-thirds had functioned as instructors or administrators in secondary schools; (4) 20% had functioned as instructors or administrators in either a four-year college or university; (5) 60% were considered to be full-time instructors; (6) 37% were employed in jobs in addition to their teaching position at the surveyed institution; (7) 68% responded that they read no professional journals; (8) l5% indicated that they were working toward a master's degree and 21% toward the doctorate; (9) foreign language instructors rated what they are presently doing very attractive and second only to a faculty position at a four-year college or university; (10) foreign language instructors ranked self-knowledge and personal identity as the most important qualities students should gain from a two-year college education; and (11) 94% reported they had never presented a paper. For the full survey report, see ED 121 358. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.