ERIC Number: ED040709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Increasing the Effectiveness of Community College Educational Programs Through the Use of Coordinated Instruction Systems.
California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.
One of the more promising approaches to instructional improvement in the face of increasing enrollments is the Coordinated Instruction System (CIS), which includes the use of television, slide-tape combinations, and programed instruction materials. This position paper sees the CIS technology as a way to extend and reinforce basic teacher-student relationships, and outlines the advantages to be gained through its use. It proposes a change in the current California State Education Code to permit needed development of these systems in the California junior colleges. Basically, the modification calls for a change in the Average Daily Attendance (ADA) apportionment for students enrolled in the CIS classes, an apportionment currently based on the total number of student contact hours (hours during which students are under immediate supervision of a certificated teacher). The change would involve defining "immediate supervision" for CIS programs under the Code as student participation under the coordination and evaluation of certificated college instructors, and determining CIS contact hours directly from enrollment and credit earned. As proposed, these changes are intended not to increase state financial support, but to remove an impediment to more effective and efficient instructional systems. [Because of marginal reproducibility of original, this document is not available in hard copy.] (JO)
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Authoring Institution: California Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.