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ERIC Number: ED019060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 50
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REEVALUATION OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE CURRICULUM--A PREREQUISITE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATION.
PARK, YOUNG
BECAUSE OF CONDITIONS PREDETERMINED BY TRANSFER INSTITUTIONS AND STATE REQUIREMENTS, THE JUNIOR COLLEGE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN RESTRICTED TO A RELATIVELY TRADITIONAL PATTERN. LACK OF SUCCESS OF BOTH TRANSFER AND TERMINAL PROGRAMS, EVIDENCED BY THE NUMBERS OF STUDENTS FAILING TO COMPLETE THEM, INDICATES A NEED TO CHANGE THE CURRICULUM. POTENTIAL AREAS FOR CHANGE ARE (1) TIME, WHICH IS LIMITED BY STATE REGULATIONS WHICH DEFINE CLASS HOURS, TERMS, AND CREDIT HOUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, (2) CONTENT, WHICH IS REGULATED IN PART BY STATE STANDARDS AND WHICH JUNIOR COLLEGE PERSONNEL SEEM RELUCTANT TO ALTER TO ANY SIGNIFICANT DEGREE, AND (3) COMMUNICATION, WHICH IS IN TURN LIMITED BY THE OTHER FACTORS. SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION REQUIRES REEXAMINATION OF THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE AS A UNIQUE INSTITUTION. INNOVATION WILL NOT RADICALLY ALTER INSTRUCTION IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGE AS LONG AS EXPERIMENTATION AFFECTS ONLY THE DETERMINANTS OF THE CURRICULUM AND NOT THE CURRICULUM ITSELF. (WO)
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