ERIC Number: ED061941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teaching and Learning for Educationally Disadvantaged Students in Community Colleges.
Chicago City Colleges, IL. Kennedy-King Coll.
In 1969 the Research Division of the U.S. Office of Education supported the development of a model for a "Masters College" which is a combined 4-year undergraduate and graduate program that integrates the last two years of college with professional preparation at the master's level for training junior college teachers. One outcome of this research was two workshops on community college teaching; the results of which are summarized in this paper. Participants came from New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington and included community college teachers and administrators and university staff responsible for preparing community college faculty. While the original topic of the workshop was "teaching and learning for educationally disadvantaged students," the conclusions and recommendations apply to the preparation of all junior college teachers. Topics discussed included: the pros and cons of behavioral objectives, institutional climate and its effect on teaching, criteria for evaluating remedial programs, characteristics of an effective teacher, and the importance of internships and in-service training for improving teaching effectiveness. Students' opinions on these topics were sought and included in the discussions. The possibility of initiating Masters Colleges in the geographic areas represented by the participants was also an item of concern at both workshops. The document includes part of the original Office of Education research study describing the Masters College model. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Kennedy-King Coll.
Note: A summary report of two U.S. Office of Education EPDA Workshops held under the auspices of the Masters College Program for Preparing Community College Teachers, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 4-7 and Nov. 15-18, 1971