ERIC Number: ED022439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
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A Comparison between Curricular Judgments made by College Officials and Educational Theorists for a New Community College's Technical-Vocational Program.
Yeo, Richard Dean
A description of the characteristics of an anonymous community was distributed to a panel of seven educationists who, on the basis of that information, outlined a needs-curriculum for a "proposed" community college. When the theoretical curriculum was compared with an actual curriculum designed by officials of a newly created community college without the benefit of a community survey, the author concluded that the real curriculum was inferior even though it purportedly had been designed to meet the needs of the community and its students. Of the 28 programs suggested by the panel, only seven were offered by the college. This represented a 75% area of disagreement, thereby fulfilling the assumption of the author's hypothesis that anything more than 20% disagreement would be both surprising and disconcerting to those interested in the particular community college. (DG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Characteristics, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Doctoral Dissertations, Interviews, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
University Microfilms, Inc., P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 66-2525, MF $3.00, Xerography $10.15).
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.