ERIC Number: ED031233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
General Education in Occupational Education Programs Offered by Junior Colleges.
Wiegman, Robert R.
This report, directed toward junior college board members, presidents, deans, department heads, and teachers, as well as legislators, attempts to stimulate thought and action to improve general education in occupational programs offered by junior colleges. Following a review of the unsatisfactory status of present curricula, a rationale and proposal for providing more adequately for students' total needs were presented. Desired changes within general education offerings include opportunities for students to become acquainted with the requirements of their future employers; to participate in on-the-job training programs; to develop cognitive skill, attitudes, and self-concept during in- and out-of-classroom activities; to become acquainted with aesthetic, literary, and intellectual areas; and to develop community awareness. In addition to the evaluation and modification of course offerings to insure up-to-date, relevant curricula, other aspects of the total college environment that require attention and change include: the physical plant, the nonclassroom environment, the attitudes and procedures of the counseling, teaching, and service personnel, and classroom structures. Desirable outcomes that may result from these innovations were discussed. (MB)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, General Education, Higher Education, Innovation, Instructional Innovation, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($1.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.