ERIC Number: ED027385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study Defining Eight Objectives of Business Programs in Public Community Colleges and Determining the Importance of These Objectives.
Griffits, Horace Franklin
Eight curriculum objectives of public community college business programs were defined by the researcher and validated by a jury of 30 educators. The presidents and business department heads of 376 public community colleges were asked by questionnaire to rank the eight objectives. Presidents and business department heads of 17 Texas public junior colleges were interviewed to determine the problems in implementing courses designed to accomplish the objectives defined in the study. The curriculum objectives are transfer, technical, semi-professional, supplemental, re-training, developmental, opportunity, and vocational. Some conclusions were: (1) Technical and semi-professional objectives will become as important as the transfer objective in public community college business programs, (2) Programs to provide appropriate occupational training for adults will increase, (3) Adequate occupational training programs for low ability adults or courses for adult vocational use will not likely be provided, (4) Business department heads are unable to effect appropriate programs when the pervading institutional philosophy is traditional and conservative, and (5) A real problem is the inability of colleges to use advisory boards effectively and/or to employ consultants in curriculum development. (MM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Business Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Questionnaires, Technical Education, Terminal Education, Transfer Programs
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