ERIC Number: ED084936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
A Curriculum Revision Project in Support of Thirteen Predominantly Negro Colleges. The First Four Years of the Thirteen-College Curriculum Program 1967 to 1971. Final Report.
Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.
The Thirteen College Curriculum Program (TCCP) is a new curriculum for black colleges, consisting of 5 freshmen and 2 sophomore courses, developed by the participating colleges and the Institute for Services to Education, in a project of intervention--new variables introduced and their effects measured, rather than pure research. The resulting curriculum does the following: makes learning more active; includes new topics demanded both by advances in knowledge and changing social conditions; establishes an administrative structure on the campuses outside familiar departmental lines. Validation consisted in reduced attrition; comparable or better performance by program students compared to regular students; improved attitudes; endorsement by students and teachers; expansion of program to more students and teachers on the initial campuses and to new insitutions, now totalling 38--all as measured quantitatively by tests and questionnaires, and qualitatively by conferences and visits. Begun the summer of 1967, development involved yearly, 6-week summer workshops of several hundred teachers, to create new materials and learn about previously developed materials, coupled with yearly tryouts in the classroom. TCCP is still going strong, the original 13 colleges are now developing new upper-level courses and additional colleges are planning to join the program in the summer of 1974. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Services to Education, Inc., Washington, DC.