ERIC Number: ED137811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Watering Up the Ph.D.: Language, Literature, and Pedagogy at the University of Virginia.
Kolb, Harold H., Jr.
In a doctoral program begun recently at the University of Virginia, the English department has combined three areas of study considered essential for graduate students who expect to be teaching. Titled Language, Literature, and Pedagogy (to balance the traditional degree in language, literature, and research), the program grew out of a dissatisfaction with graduate education in English, a realization that graduate professors in English are engaged in teacher training, and a conviction that a new synthesis of literary study and the career needs of the majority of students has been needed for a long time. Carefully selected students for the program consist only of those with distinguished undergraduate and master's degree records and with proof or strong promise of excellence in teaching. In a highly successful arrangement, students have been placed as teaching interns in community colleges. Faculty and student responses have been most favorable, and correspondence suggests that the imaginations have been stirred in other departments and institutions. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report prepared at the University of Virginia