ERIC Number: ED067028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Extension of the Thirteen-College Curriculum Concept. Final Report - 1970-71.
Southern Univ. and Agricultural and Mechanical Coll., Baton Rouge, LA.
In the academic year 1970-71, Southern University initiated a program of teacher training for educational improvement. Prior to that time, Southern had been a member of a consortium called the Thirteen-College Curriculum Concept, a concept that stresses involvement of students in their own education, favors discussions over lectures, encourages inquiry and emphasizes independent study. The new program consists of 2 components. The first is a training program in which 50 faculty members participated for 3 weeks in the summer of 1970. The faculty members were exposed to the Thirteen-College Curriculum Concept and developed course outlines and lesson plans accordingly. The second phase was an internship program in which faculty taught freshmen students for 2 semesters. Tutorial programs were initiated to aid the students, and faculty met once a week to assess the progress of the program. Results of the program were clearly beneficial. A lower dropout rate occurred and more freshmen students were designated as honors students than ever before. Continuation and extension of the program are planned. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Univ. and Agricultural and Mechanical Coll., Baton Rouge, LA.