ERIC Number: ED101774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Future Think Program, San Jose City College, Spring Semester, 1974: Final Report of Evaluation.
DCM Associates, San Francisco, CA.
San Jose City College's Future Think Program consists of the following courses: Language, Culture, and Change; Third World Since 1945; Marriage and Family; Ecology and Man; Science Fiction; Introduction to Literature: Science Fiction; Introduction to Sociology; and Sociology/Fiction of the Future. An evaluation by an independent consulting firm was based on student responses to a comprehensive course and program evaluation instrument and on classroom observations. The 367 students completing the survey gave a favorable assessment of the program, courses, and instructors. They believed futuristics to be an important curriculum topic, felt their study had favorably affected their own thinking and planning for the future, and felt more responsible for the future of society. In-class observations showed that instructors were creative in melding instructional strategies to the requirements of the topic. To determine the integration of program materials with the general field of futuristics and global perspectives, students were asked to list which of the Articles of the U. N. Declaration of Human Rights were related to their courses and which were not. Their responses tended to concur with the stated objectives of the course, but the students were only moderately optimistic about the chances for achievement of goals in world affairs. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: San Jose City Coll., CA.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: DCM Associates, San Francisco, CA.