ERIC Number: ED365363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
General Education Task Force Interim Report to the Academic Plan Steering Committee.
George Brown Coll., Toronto (Ontario).
In June 1992, a General Education Task Force was established at George Brown College (GBC) in Ontario, Canada, to develop a philosophy statement on general education (GE), curriculum guidelines, a GE course approval and review process, and an implementation plan regarding GE at the college. This interim report describes the context of and actions taken by the task force in its first year of operation. First, the task force's approach to their mission is described, highlighting the following actions: (1) research was conducted in areas related to province-wide policies, the history of GE, curriculum development, and the work of other task forces in Ontario colleges; (2) four subcommittees were established to work on educational philosophy, curriculum, implementation, and generic skills; (3) guest speakers were invited to address related topics; (4) presentations were made to college committees and departments; (5) a consultant was hired to develop an inventory of vocational, GE, and generic skills courses for all post-secondary programs at the college. Next, the historical context of GE in Ontario and at GBC is described and an overview of educational issues related to GE is provided. A profile of GBC programs is then provided, including data on the percentage of GE courses to total courses at GBC, and recommendations for specific curriculum areas are listed, providing detailed implementation guidelines. The final section describes future task force plans. Appendixes document Task Force activities, and include a Generic Skills Subcommittee report. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Planning, Committees, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, General Education, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Role of Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Brown Coll., Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: George Brown College ON