ERIC Number: ED217906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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The Humanities as Components of Community Service Programs in Selected Community Colleges in Southern California.
Fay, Josephine M.
This study examines the status of and influences on the humanities in community service programs at eight community colleges in Southern California and offers recommendations for improving this position. After introductory material and a review of the literature on humanities and community services in the two-year college, Chapter II presents the design and methodology of the study, which involved on-site interviews with college presidents, vice presidents of instruction, and community service directors, and used analyses of college catalogs and other printed materials. Chapter III describes the community service programs of the eight colleges, based on catalog statements, class schedules, and brochures, giving particular attention to humanities offerings. Chapters IV and V review interview responses with respect to definitions of community services and perceptions of the humanities as a component of community services. After Chapter VI outlines community influences on community services through contacts with the colleges, needs assessments, and advisory groups, Chapters VII and VIII consider influences on community services exerted within the college and by outside groups and agencies. Finally, Chapter IX presents a study summary, conclusions, and recommendations that colleges examine their commitment to meeting community needs for cultural services and that humanities faculty become actively involved in community service programs. Interview questions are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Needs, Humanities Instruction, Influences, Questionnaires, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: ED.D. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.