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ERIC Number: ED100418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Pages: 43
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Faculty Views on Instruction and Curriculum at Broward Community College.
Handleman, Chester
In recent years there has been much controversy about how best to accommodate the heterogeneous academic abilities of student bodies in community colleges. In order to ascertain faculty members' attitudes on this subject, a random sample of instructors on the central campus of Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida were asked to complete two questionnaires concerning their areas of community college instruction and curriculum; one of the instruments was objective in nature, while the other required written, indepth responses. Covered in the surveys were such topics as (1) dealing with underprepared students, (2) programmed and individualized instruction, (3) use of instructional "hardware," and (4) accountability and student evaluation. Although perhaps 25 percent of the instructors appear to opt for still more innovative curriculums, the majority indicate that the rate of innovation should be reduced--at least for the immediate future. It is recommended that optimum student achievement can perhaps best be gained from a more moderately innovative approach in the areas of instruction and curriculum. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida