ERIC Number: ED040711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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Trends in the Study of Junior Colleges: 1970--Rationale and Recommendations for Fifteen Essential Research Projects.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Quimby, Edgar A.
Junior College Research Review, v5 n1 Sep 1970
This review describes needed research in the junior college field. Section one focuses on the following projects to be undertaken by the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges: (1) increasing research coordination assistance, (2) developing an annual review of trends and research in the junior college and related fields, and (3) initiating a study to synthesize ideas about the nature and purpose of the junior college. Section two recommends the following projects be undertaken by other agencies, in which the Clearinghouse stands ready to assist: (1) organizing a field user information service to translate basic research into plans of action for use by field practitioners; (2) developing models to assess teaching effectiveness, content validity of existing curriculums, schooling based on student learning, and school program outcome evaluation; (3) undertaking large-scale assessment studies of the effects of junior college schooling on students, of the characteristics and verbal skill requirements of students recruited to occupation-centered curriculums, of the impact of junior colleges on their parent communities, and of the organizational climates of junior colleges; and (4) developing instruments for conducting longitudinal studies of the attitudes and perceptions of professional staff members and lay trustees regarding the nature and purpose of the junior college, and measures for polling community opinion on the educational functioning of the junior college. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.