ERIC Number: ED068098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Student Development: In Concept and Practice in the Community College.
Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC. Dept. of Administration, Supervision and Higher Education.
This report, compiled as a class project in the Department of Administration at Appalachian State University (North Carolina), presents the ideals and practical aspects of a truly developmental community college. It includes a definition of student development, a statement on the changing nature of the student, a comparison of the traditional and developmental approaches to in-class experiences, and the stages of development of the fully functioning person. A brief historical background leads up to the growth of the community college and the student development concept. An expanded setting for the community college as it pertains to faculty preparation and teaching methods, the student's diverse needs and interests, and the curriculum which seeks the total development of the individual is discussed. Some conclusions were: (1) the developmental approach to education has as its goal the education of the whole man; (2) the enlarged setting of the developmental community college includes all the resources of the community; (3) the faculty includes the academically trained members as well as those community members with expertise in certain fields; (4) the student must be provided with diverse experiences; (5) today's society requires a curriculum that is experimental, innovative, and research- as well as student-centered. (Author/RN)
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Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC. Dept. of Administration, Supervision and Higher Education.