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ERIC Number: ED141813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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An Analysis of Factors which Affect Teachers' Attitudes toward English Usage.
Deluzain, Edward
The purpose of this study was to determine whether teachers of English in Florida agree with one another on the status of disputed items of English usage and whether the factors of sex, years of teaching experience, academic degree, and teaching level affect the attitudes of English teachers toward usage items. Analyses of data collected from 723 teachers in junior high schools, middle schools, senior high schools, and junior colleges indicated that there was considerable disagreement among the teachers on the acceptability of the items; that male teachers accepted more items than did female teachers; that teachers with ten years or less of teaching experience accepted more items than did teachers with more than ten years' experience, except at the junior college level; that teachers with undergraduate degrees only and those with graduate degrees were equally willing to accept the items; and that junior-high/middle-school teachers accepted more items than did senior high school teachers, who in turn accepted more items than did junior college teachers. (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida