ENGL 3360 Literacy Survey Fall 2003 Section 940 Professor Wolff Murphy

This survey has nothing to do with your course grade for ENGL 3360, and should be done anonymously. Demographic information is being gathered solely for the purposes of the grant that is funding this research. Please answer these questions thoughtfully, although if you do not know the answer, then please be honest. I can't answer any questions regarding the survey; do the best you can with the information provided. Thank you for your participation.

ENGL 3360 prelim survey

  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your race/ethnicity?
  3. What is your classification (at the university)?
  4. What high school did you attend?
  5. At what grade level do you intend to teach?
  6. Where do you want to teach?
  7. How do you define literacy?
  8. Do you own a computer?
  9. Do you use the Internet regularly?
  10. Do you use the Internet to find scholarly articles?
  11. Define a multicultural theory of learning.
  12. What is libratory learning?
  13. Describe the level of your knowledge of the state standards for your grade level.
  14. What might you incorporate in your future classroom to accommodate underrepresented students?

The results of the last two questions were the most fruitful, in terms of eliciting feedback from students on what they had learned in terms of tools and methods they could take into a "multicultural" classroom to help underrepresented students succeed.

These are some of the responses Question 14, "What might you incorporate in your future classroom to accommodate underrepresented students?" received:

A few indicated that we had not reached them at all:

  • "I do not understand this question."

But many others were very encouraging and followed this pattern:

  • "More literature and activities. Make my classroom not just multicultural during multicultural month, but the whole curriculum."
  • "Evaluations. I want to know every student's strengths and weaknesses so that I might incorporate all of their strengths throughout my lessons during the school year."
  • "Involved everyone... families can help in the classroom."