ERIC Number: ED055587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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New Directions in Curriculum Study.
Junior College Research Review, v6 n4 Dec 1971
In a discussion of new directions in curriculum study, alternatives to present patterns have been grouped under: (1) state and national studies, (2) articulation, (3) innovation in curriculum, (4) basic studies, (5) black studies, and (6) vocational education. A summary of major trends in curriculum development uses seven categories: (1) growth of a third major division in the junior college curriculum; (2) greater influence from social-political upheavals; (3) expansion of vocational-technical curriculums; (4) continued innovation; (5) use of instructional objectives in curriculum development; (6) articulation; and (7) evaluation. Statewide and nationwide surveys were concerned with identifying post-secondary needs, classification of courses by transfer, occupational, and comprehensive, and the role of music in the junior college. Articulation planners were recommended to solve the problems of advanced placement, transfer, state planning, and junior college research. Curriculum innovation centered on developing new uses of products commonly associated with educational media. Research into basic studies programs indicated that, now that they had progressed beyond the "Subject A" course concept, students tended to achieve greater success. Other work showed that, in addition to basic studies, ethnic studies and ethnic problems are becoming a permanent part of the junior college curriculum. At the same time, vocational education has become more work-study oriented. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.