ERIC Number: ED212242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
General Education in Transition: The Partially-Sighted Leading the Blind.
Information is presented on a federally-funded project at Wayne State College, Nebraska, which was designed to examine general education and the extent to which the critical thinking skills of communicating, quantifying, analyzing, and synthesizing are being promoted. The project is described in relation to five stages, the specific chronology of events, and critical incidents. Additionally, definitions, desired student achievements, performance level criteria, and data for each of the four skill areas are presented, along with forms that were used during the general education data-gathering process. The primary concern of the project was to address institution-specific outcomes within the parameters of Wayne State College's general education program. General education programs statistics were gathered, including: overall enrollment statistics on statistics by division and semester; overall student-credit-hour production and production by semester for the previous three years; and undergraduate student-credit-hour production by division and semester. Student performance in selected general education courses and course syllabi were evaluated. Student performance was evaluated by both quantitative and qualitative criteria. The overall effort involved specifying where and to what extent each skill is being promoted in each academic division; specifying appropriate measures for each skill area; and implementing an administrative structure to carry out the evaluation plan. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Wayne State College NE
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting on Education Issues and Research (3rd, Columbia, SC, November 6-7, 1981). Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original.