ERIC Number: ED057784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Confronting Identity: The Community College Instructor.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Brawer, Florence B.
The lack of a clearly defined professional role for community college faculty reflects the fact that community colleges are rapidly growing institutions exhibiting multiple purposes. This book is addressed primarily to community college instructors and aims to define their professional role in terms of the effect of their teaching on their students. Seeing the identity of the teacher as an interaction between the institutional identity and the teacher's maturity, the authors first consider the college teacher in the perspective of modern theory of personality development. However, the teacher is both a person and a practitioner; the better he understands himself, the more his performance can benefit his students. A perspective that permits and invites self-development builds success, both for individuals and for institutions. By defining their professional identity in terms of bringing about changes in other people, community college faculty could direct the colleges toward being centers for instruction and student development, thus providing a clearer institutional identity. The book reviews the literature on teaching and instruction at the secondary and higher education levels for information relevant for community college faculty. A 14-page bibliography as well as a model of a teacher preparation course for junior college teachers is included. (Author/LP)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role, Teaching Styles, Two Year Colleges
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($8.95)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.