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ERIC Number: ED071853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 159
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General Biology as an Area of Instruction in the Junior Colleges of Alabama.
Williams, Billy James
The purpose of this study was to determine the status of the general biology course as an area of instruction in the junior colleges of Alabama. Three frames of reference with regard to personnel, facilities, and curriculum were used in the study. The data were collected by reviewing the literature available on the topic and a questionnaire completed by the instructors of the introductory biology courses in two-year colleges in the state. Findings of the study revealed that the instructors were reasonably well prepared. They were carrying excessive teaching loads in most instances. The students of the colleges investigated seemed to possess unrealistic academic goals. According to state recommended standards, at least one third of the biology laboratories were operated under crowded conditions. Several laboratories had basic equipment deficiencies. Most libraries were lacking in professional journals. The instructors had no consensus of what should constitute an appropriate program of study for a general biology course in the junior college. (Author/PS)
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama