ERIC Number: ED269812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Academic Preparation in English: Teaching for Transition from High School to College.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
One of six books in each basic subject area, this book is intended to spark more detailed discussion and ongoing dialogue among fellow teachers who have front-line responsibility for ensuring that all students are prepared adequately for college. It is also intended for guidance counselors, principals, superintendents, and other officials who must understand the work of high school teachers if they are to better support and cooperate with them. The book is divided into the following sections: (1) beyond the Green Book ("Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do," published in 1983), including the impact of "A Nation at Risk," the classroom at the beginning as well as at the end of improvement, and dimensions for a continuing dialogue; (2) preparation and outcomes, including oral communication, reading, and writing skills; (3) the curriculum, including general curriculum considerations and further considerations for speaking, reading, and writing; (4) teaching English, including plans for writing, reading, and questioning; (5) English and the basic academic competencies, including literature, transfer, mathematics, and computer competency; and (6) toward further discussion, including numbers and time (class load and size), high school-college collaboration, writing across the curriculum, questioning, and teachers as learners. A bibliography is included, and the appendix contains an excerpt from "A Walker in the City," by Alfred Kazin. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Content Area Writing, English Curriculum, English Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Listening, Literature Appreciation, Reading Skills, Speech Skills
Department E75, College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($6.95, 5-49 copies, 20% discount, 50 or more copies, 50% discount).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.