ERIC Number: ED427820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Improving English Instruction in the Community College.
This article provides suggestions for improving community college English teachers' knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward teaching-learning situations. The author contends that, in order for a college English instructor to fully realize his or her optimal self and enhance the experience of the student, teachers should: (1) read professional literature in their subject matter and about the skill of teaching; (2) provide a stimulating learning environment consisting of critical and creative thinking activities; (3) interact with other instructors to develop the best curriculum possible; (4) attend state and national conventions pertaining to teaching English; (5) engage in team teaching; (6) plan a program of inservice education for the entire school year, which details and emphasizes specific goals the instructor wishes to attain; (7) conduct research as a plan of inservice growth; and (8) pursue an advanced degree at a nearby university. Appropriate means of implementing inservice programs and goals such as these need to be pursued so that community college students may experience the best curriculum possible in English. Contains 11 references. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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