ERIC Number: ED025442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Evaluation of Biological Science Courses Offered for General Education in Selected Predominantly Negro Colleges.
Hamlett, Hunter Douglas
This study sought to (1) determine and appraise the status of biological science courses for general education in predominantly Negro colleges in the United States, and (2) to develop guidelines for the development or reorganization of biological science courses for general education at these schools. Forty-eight of the 77 institutions surveyed responded to a questionnaire developed for the study. Courses were evaluated on the basis of the coordinator's or the teacher's opinions, the students' opinions, and an examination of college catalogues. A philosophy of general education was developed, and a list of statements concerning the aims of general education was derived from the literature. Formulated from these data were evaluative criteria used to assess the effectiveness of the courses and to develop a concept of general education for the biological sciences. The author compared colleges under the two general headings: Administrative Organization and Instructional Procedures and Policies. Fifteen individual areas of comparison appear under these headings. Based on his findings, the author makes several pertinent recommendations. (BC)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Black Institutions, College Science, Comparative Analysis, Course Evaluation, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, General Education
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.