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ERIC Number: ED107314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 109
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Performance Objectives in Community Junior Colleges: A Study of Their Effect Upon Teaching and Learning at Pensacola Junior College and Their Use in Selected States.
Einbecker, Polly Godwin
In order to assess the status of the preparation, use, and function of performance objectives in community colleges around the country, the author conducted a literature review and contacted state-level community college policy-making agencies in each state. Responses from 26 state agencies indicated that performance objectives are used for instructional purposes in many institutions nationwide, but that little consistency exists in directives or approaches. In order to assess the attitudes of the faculty of Pensacola Junior College (Florida) toward performance objectives, an Opinion Poll was sent to all 230 faculty members; 163 responded. Opinion Poll results indicated that (1) those faculty members holding the highest educational degrees tended to be least favorable toward performance objectives; and (2) those with the most teaching experience had the best knowledge and the best attitudes toward performance objectives, but held the lowest opinion of their use in faculty evaluation. In rank order from favorable to unfavorable opinion, the mean responses from six disciplines were as follows: Exact Science, Vocational-Technical, Language and Fine Arts, Adult Education, Health Related, and Social Science. Recommendations for the college, the faculty Opinion Poll with tabulated responses, and the letters from state agencies are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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