ERIC Number: ED077484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
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Concentrated Contract Learning: A Working Paper.
Staten Island Community Coll., NY.
The traditional approaches and structures of career programs must be made more relevant to students whose primary aim is obtaining a decent, satisfying job upon graduation. Educational innovations have represented an elitist view, and the aspirations of the "new students" from low-income and/or minority groups to obtain jobs that are not demeaning have been ignored or belittled. The new student faces special problems because he is not able to depend on his parents for financial support and because his parents' lack of knowledge of the system of higher education means that he must orient himself without specific parental support and encouragement. This new educational program attempt to approximate the real world of work with which the student must deal. Program philosophy includes the modular approach; a concentrated learning situation is combined with an internship. A module consists of 9 weeks of instruction, spread over 5 days a week, for approximately 6 hours a week. Requirements for the degree can be completed in less time than with the traditional approach. In addition to the internship, concepts included in the program include a master teacher, master practitioner, and a senior journeyman. Advantages of the program include increased motivation, acceleration, and the stress on individual learning, including student participation. Six modules leading to an A.S. degree in computer technology and their course outlines are attached. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Staten Island Community Coll., NY.