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ERIC Number: ED140356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 8
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Reference Count: 0
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Implementing English Programs in Alternative Schools.
Verner, Zenobia Brown; Conley, Houston
The purpose of this study was to survey alternative schools to determine what their English programs are like, what kinds of problems and successes have been encountered by their English teachers, and what suggestions they have for others who encounter similar problems. Questionnaires were sent to administrators and English teachers in a number of alternative schools selected at random. Analysis of the findings indicated that respondents perceive their English programs as being in line with current educational trends toward individualized, yet humanistic, education, with emphasis on the development of skills. Respondents reported problems involving development, selection, or procurement of materials, recruitment of appropriate teachers, and skills development. Suggestions for meeting such problems emphasized a need for planning and preparation time. Many respondents attributed their successes to the cooperation of administrators, teachers, and students, who work in a Program to which they are firmly committed. These respondents recommend that schools implementing new English programs provide systematic programs of staff development and curriculum development. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (66th, Chicago, Illinois, November 25-27, 1976)