ERIC Number: ED158880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Selected Interdisciplinary Programs.
This report draws on information from ten interdisciplinary programs, including the Interdisciplinary Program for Day Care and Child Development at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), which are concerned primarily with the training of professionals in services related to child development. Directors and coordinators of all ten programs were interviewed. A summary of the responses is presented and various aspects of the UCB program are compared with those of other programs'. Areas focused on in the survey include: (1) individual program definitions of an interdisciplinary program, (2) dimensions of the student role, (3) faculty roles, (4) community involvement, (5) decision making or authority structure, (6) institutional and organizational support for interdisciplinary programs, and (7) program evaluation. Four tables provide supplementary information about the programs. Table I lists the focus of each program, the location, the number of students, and kinds of degrees obtainable. Table II indicates the disciplines of faculty members in each of the programs surveyed. Table III provides information on program curricula. Table IV lists the origins, planning, departmental base, decision making structure, and funding of all programs. A copy of the interview outline administered to program directors and coordinators is included in Appendix A. (CM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Training, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Role, Surveys, Training Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A