ERIC Number: ED040707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Improvement of Junior College Instruction.
Johnson, B. Lamar, Ed.
This report includes edited versions of major papers presented at the National Conference on the Improvement of Junior College Instruction held at the University of California, Los Angeles, July 14-16, 1969. In section one, instructional improvement as a major junior college objective and the importance of in-service training are discussed. Section two examines potential sources of improvement assistance including recent elementary and secondary school developments, and the exchange of ideas and effective techniques through staff interpersonal relationships. Also discussed are the assistance that the U.S. Office of Education can provide, and the collection and dissemination of proven instructional objectives through centralized objective exchanges. Section three focuses on several improvement plans currently in use like the instructional-evaluation plan at Golden West College (California) and on the systems approach to teaching and learning used in English, chemistry, and psychology classes at Meramec Community College (Missouri). The use of programed instruction in the teaching of shorthand and typewriting, entertainment films in a humanities-drama course at Miami-Dade Junior College (Florida), and individualized instruction in teaching high-ability, low-achieving students in English are also considered. Section four includes the report with a look at the realities and potentialities of computer-assisted instruction and at specific plans that encourage innovation. (JO)
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Behavioral Objectives, Computer Assisted Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Films, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Interpersonal Relationship, Low Achievement, Programed Instruction, Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Junior Coll. Leadership Program.
Note: Report of a conference sponsored by the UCLA Junior College Leadership Program, the American Association of Junior Colleges, and the University of California Office of Relations with Schools, July 14-16, 1969