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ERIC Number: ED191543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Sciences. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 31.
Brawer, Florence B., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n31 Fall 1980
Trends and innovations in science education at two-year colleges are explored in this series of 12 articles. The collection includes: (1) a discussion of alternative instructional modes by John Holleman; (2) a description of the development of a remedial science and biology course for homebound students by Leonard O'Hara; (3) an examination of approaches to teaching ethical decision-making within science courses by Joan Creager; (4) an illustration of the use of "pausing phenomenon" to increase student learning during lecture and discussion by Mary Budd Rowe; (5) an overview of the instructional practices of science instructors in two-year colleges by Jack Friedlander; (6) a description of an individualized, modular approach to mathematics instruction by Myrna Mitchell; (7) an exploration of curriculum design for sociology instruction at community colleges by S. Y. Bradford; (8) a discussion of the use of mathematics placement tests to reduce failure among entering students by June Wood; (9) suggestions for improving science curricula to reduce attrition by Arlene Russell and Patricia Perez; (10) an analysis of the individualized approach to science education by Fred Thompson; (11) a presentation of alternative approaches to the standardized biology course by Bette Slutsky; and (12) an enumeration of the desirable components of an introductory psychology course by Jana Osaze. The monograph concludes with a bibliography of ERIC documents dealing with instruction in 13 scientific subject areas. (JP)
Descriptors: Biology, College Instruction, College Transfer Students, Course Content, Ethics, Home Study, Homebound, Instructional Innovation, Learning Modules, Mathematics Instruction, National Surveys, Psychology, Retention (Psychology), School Holding Power, Science Instruction, Sociology, Student Attrition, Student Placement, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 433 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104 ($6.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.