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ERIC Number: ED082720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 31
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The Potential Application of the Model Learning Concept to a Chicano Studies Curricula in the Community Colleges. Final Report.
Cruz, Rodolfo; Segura, Roberto
The primary purpose of this study was to explore the possibility of combining existing resources of the community and the community college system in an educational program that can provide maximum latitude for individual abilities and interests of students involved in the Chicano Studies area. Current literature on innovative programs in higher education, such as the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, was reviewed. Two site visits were conducted, one to Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl University in Davis, California, and the other to Miami Data Community College in Miami, Florida. Results indicated that a major problem exists in the Modal Learning Concept in that many community college educators surveyed believe that they are already implementing innovations that combine existing community resources. A seminar with community college Chicano Studied directors and administrators is recommended to increase their understanding of the Modal Learning Concept. It is felt that, with good salesmanship, educators can be convinced that their innovations can be improved. Such a change would be facilitated by the creation of an environment by administrators that would encourage experimentation and would allow for possible subsequent failure. (Author/KM)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Regional Research Program.
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