ERIC Number: ED200272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Review and Proceedings of the Community College Humanities Association, Number 2.
Schmeltekopf, Donald D., Ed.; Rassweiler, Anne D., Ed.
This four-part volume addresses issues that concern the humanities in community colleges. Part I provides: (1) Martin E. Marty's discussion of the role of community colleges in promoting the humanities within society; (2) Mark H. Curtis' description of the current rift between vocational and humanities education and of efforts to ameliorate this situation; and (3) Arthur M. Cohen's analysis of the readjustments humanities faculty will have to make in the face of the decline of traditional humanities curricula. In Part II, Landon Kirchner first presents a critique of the 1980 report of the Commission on the Humanities, arguing that its recommendations are based on insufficient insight into the role of the humanities in American higher education. A rebuttal to this critique on behalf of the Commission is provided by Gaines Post, Jr., followed by an outline of the major recommendations made in the Commission's report. Book reviews are presented in Part III; Donald Billiar reviews three books dealing with open admissions, critical thinking, and basic skills and Mary Alice Bird reviews three general humanities textbooks. Part IV presents Beate A. Schultz's listing of humanities resource organizations and of selected innovative programs at 24 colleges and universities. The volume concludes with the annual proceedings of the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), a 1981 calendar of CCHA events, a membership directory, and the CCHA constitution. (JP)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Trends, Humanities, Professional Associations, Textbook Evaluation, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Community College Humanities Association, Union College, 1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 070l6 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. Humanities Association, Cranford, NJ.
Identifiers: Commission on the Humanities; Community College Humanities Association