ERIC Number: ED064060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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Physics Education in the Community College.
Schrautemeier, Bernard E.
The problems of the comprehensive community college as a complex institution offering physics courses in the traditional subject matter areas, as well as in the less familiar areas of technical and occupational education, remedial education, and adult education are summarized along with some suggested solutions. Among the general issues are the necessity: (1) to teach courses in fields other than physics, (2) to teach several different levels of physics courses, (3) to deal with increasing numbers of students with average or deprived educational and social backgrounds, (4) to remake the image of physics, (5) to reformulate the basic goals of physics education and to try to order such goals in some sort of priority listing, (6) to adequately respond to the growing demands of the accountability movement, (7) to dedicate a designated percentage of institutional budgets to educational research and improvement, (8) to improve communication between high school, 4-year college, university and community college instructors, (9) to maintain good rapport between the physics staff and the guidance-counseling staff, (10) to improve the image of 2-year college physics teachers, (11) to devote the major portion of instructor time and effort to courses for non-scientists, (12) to develop explicit objectives for physics courses and the necessity to make these objectives reasonable, and (13) to teach a relatively large number of different physics courses. (Author/TS)
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Identifiers: American Association of Physics Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting, San Francisco, California, February 1972