Question: How much time is spent in English class on writing and literature?
Answer: “Found that the teacher of the traditional English class spent 57% of the observed time on literature and 16% on composition.” HM Pipman. 1984. P. 185.
Comment: Not a surprise. That was 1984. I wonder if the same percentages hold today? I bet they do. RayS.
Title: Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1985), pp. 183-204.