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ERIC Number: ED058109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
Pages: 28
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Sociology and the Community College: New Career Perspectives for Community College Sociologists.
Booth, David
Community college sociologists are unnecessarily isolated from the profession. Their careers will be enriched and the quality of sociological education will be improved, if a network of them is created. Funds could be raised to provide intensive summer workshops that generate the expertise and colleagueship to establish a community of innovators. The network could develop an active person- to-person continuing education program, plus a series of monographs and media to individualize faculty learning. The development of the network is mainly up to the community college sociologists, however, the American Sociological Association could strengthen the experimental sector of the community college movement by working with it to prepare teachers, deans of instruction, and institutional research workers. Research and development programs can be developed between graduate sociology departments and collaborating faculty and institutional research workers in community colleges. To develop academic and political support for improvement in social science education, the profession needs a Section on Teaching which could initiate independent activity to improve sociological education through better channels of communication, by initiating research, and by organizing to obtain new resources. (Author/DJB)
Department of Sociology-Anthropology, University of Windsor, Windsor 11, Ontario, Canada (Xerography, $1.50)
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Identifiers: American Sociological Association
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Denver, Colorado, 1971