ERIC Number: ED254857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Anticipated Problems of Future Teachers of English.
Prompted, in part, by a concern over the surprise and disillusionment many new teachers have expressed about the problems they encounter in the classroom, an instructor of an advanced writing class (required of all English majors and minors in the teaching curriculum) distributed to his students a five-page questionnaire/survey to see how they perceived their future roles. The questionnaire and the writing it produced served as a catalyst for discussion rather than as a quantitative end in itself. Specifically, it (1) highlighted important issues the students needed to think and talk about, (2) provided subjects for discussion, (3) gave the instructor a clearer sense of where his students thought they were heading and a sense of what they saw as their future teaching strengths and weaknesses, (4) indicated for students the kinds of problems they would be facing, and (5) gave the students a sense of assurance by knowing some of the problems that would lie ahead, by sharing ideas and experiences, and by thinking about strategies to cope with problems. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (4th, Houston, TX, March 28-30, 1985).