ERIC Number: ED055580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Constant Variable: New Perspectives on the Community College.
Cohen, Arthur M.; And Others
The chapters in this book are: (1) Characterizing the College, describing its historical image and its present condition; (2) Institutional Research, on the institutional constraints on research, a few studies, and the limitations in study design; (3) Characterizing the Faculty, examining their perceptions, values, interests, and attitudes; (4) Faculty Preparation and Evaluation, on their education and experience, orientation, in-service training, and the forms and procedures for evaluating their effectiveness; (5) Students in Review, on dropouts, persisters, transfers, activists, the disadvantaged, and how to understand them and fill their needs; (6) Studying the Students, on the need for classifying students by other than intellectual abilities; (7) What Is Good Teaching?, on objectives and media; (8) Challenging Traditional Concepts in Curriculum, covering special courses for special people, general education, changing trends, and the need for a coherent philosophy; (9) Vocational Education, its fiscal support, attitudes toward it, and alternative futures for it; (10) Black Studies as a Curriculum Catalyst, including availability, politics, aims, content, and evaluation; (11) Just Another School?, pointing out the tensions between the college's social and educational functions and suggesting other institutional forms. The book has an extensive bibliography; its appendix describes the functions of ERIC. (HH)
Descriptors: Accountability, Black Studies, Educational Objectives, Faculty Evaluation, Student Characteristics, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, San Francisco, California 94111 ($7.75)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.