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ERIC Number: ED012616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb-26
Pages: 20
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TOWARD INNOVATION (THE GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE STORY).
BOYCE, R. DUDLEY
A NUMBER OF INNOVATIONS AT GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE ARE DESIGNED TO UPDATE AND IMPROVE JUNIOR COLLEGE EDUCATION. THE USE OF AN AUDIOTUTORIAL APPROACH (PATTERNED AFTER THE OAKLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROJECT) IN LIBERAL ARTS BIOLOGY RESULTED IN A 66-PERCENT DECREASE IN FAILURES AND DROPOUTS, AN INCREASE OF FROM ONE-THIRD TO ONE-HALF IN COURSE CONTENT, AND AN INCREASE IN "A" GRADES BY A FACTOR OF 3. A SOCIAL SCIENCES COURSE AND AN ECONOMICS COURSE EMPHASIZE THE INTERRELATEDNESS OF SEVERAL DISCIPLINES. A COMMON CORE OF RELATED STUDIES FORMS THE FOUNDATION OF THE VOCATIONAL CURRICULUM IN WHICH THE STUDENT BECOMES INCREASINGLY SPECIALIZED AS HIS STUDY PROGRESSES. THE COUNSELING PROGRAM EMPHASIZES THE NECESSITY OF AIDING THE STUDENTS IN MAKING THEIR OWN FINAL DECISIONS. VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS INVOLVE THE COLLEGE DIRECTLY IN THE PROBLEMS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMUNITY. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INVITATIONAL NATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE EXPERIMENTAL JUNIOR COLLEGE (PALO ALTO, FEBRUARY 23-26, 1967). (AD)
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Identifiers: California (Huntington Beach); Golden West College CA