ERIC Number: ED046054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Studies Program in General Education After One Year.
Vander Wilt, Robert B.; Klocke, Ronald A.
The widespread feeling that college officials neglect and ignore student needs in the college curriculum, as well as a concern for the alternatives available to students in the area of general education precipitated the development of this program. The program's directions and goals are systematically elaborated in this report. The basic direction sees the student as the unit of instruction. The academic aspect is based on the "principle" of departing drastically from Mankato's present academic program. Goals include: (1) achieving traditional educational aims through non-traditional means, (2) beginning with the student and not the curriculum, and (3) using interdisciplinary, more involving, and more comprehensive techniques. The operationalizing of these techniques is spelled out. Other aspects are discussed: (1) student and faculty selection, (2) living arrangements and facilities, and (3) governing processes. Administrative, faculty, and student reactions are presented. On the whole, they indicate much support for this experimental effort. Conclusions and suggestions, based on observations and experiences of the program's first year, conclude the report. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Mankato State Univ., Minn.