ERIC Number: ED021540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
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Research on Junior College Teachers.
Roueche, John E.; Hurlburt, Allan S.
Junior College Research Review, v2 n 7 March 1968
Junior colleges claim the virtue of good teaching as shown by their emphasis on instruction rather than on research and by their interest in accrediting agencies, whose prime concern is the improvement of teaching. Faculty ratings by students have stimulated self-improvement where the criticisms, both positive and negative have been seriously considered. Students' ratings tend to favor teachers coming directly from graduate school and with some background in professional education. Retired military personnel do as well as others in general junior college teaching and usually better in science and mathematics. Attendance at graduate school, rather than reliance on military rank, enhances their status as applicants for teaching positions. Classroom observation, student accomplishments, student ratings, and followup studies of graduates teachers also stress the importance of good supervision and departmental leadership. They believe that attendance at in-service workshops and at local and national meetings, reduced teaching loads, and better guidance programs would improve their teaching. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.