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ERIC Number: ED089290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 247
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Development of Certification Criteria for California Community College Journalism Programs.
Wilson, Stan Le Roy
This study is concerned with the use of the Delphi technique to generate and refine a set of standards for measuring the quality of California community college journalism programs. Thirty-six journalists were preselected to serve on the Delphi panel. They were equally divided among two-year journalism educators, four-year journalism professors, and newspaper editors and publishers. Selected conclusions were that appropriate criteria for use in certification of California community college journalism programs can be developed through the use of the Delphi technique of eliciting and refining judgment; there is more support for a course in basic editing than there is for the typically taught class in advanced newswriting; and although students should not be encouraged to follow a terminal path in journalism at community colleges, the offering of vocational courses is permissible. Selected recommendations include using the Delphi technique in other states to generate standards, circulating the results of this study to all California community college instructors to use as standards in upgrading their own journalism programs, standardization of teaching loads and student-teacher ratios, and the implementation of a program to recruit minority students. (Author/RB)
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Identifiers - Location: California