ERIC Number: ED048857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
One Institution: Six Alternatives.
Adkins, Winthrop R.; And Others
Junior College Research Review, v5 n9 May 1971
This expanded issue of the Research Review examines six alternatives to current patterns in the community college. In the first article, the authors offer guidelines for formulating institution-building capabilities, developing curricula, and designing a Personal Development program according to a Life Skills Education model. The second paper discusses verifiable objectives in terms of theories of instruction, management, and motivation. The third paper discusses a theory that allows for flexibility and stimulates autonomous decision making on the part of administrators, community, students, and faculty. The fourth article points out that, despite the "open-door" commitment of 2-year colleges, their curricula lead to a closed system of limited space, measured time, rigidity, and narrowly fixed teaching procedures. The fifth article is a discussion of alternative enrollment-attendance patterns. Moving from the special focus on students to a proposal for faculty, students, and community people, the final article makes a strong plea for a radical redefinition of the school. (Author/CA)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.