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ERIC Number: ED110282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 164
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The Needed Preparation and Attributes of Science Faculty in a Community College.
Principe, Joseph Francis
The purpose of this study was to investigate and derive answers to specific questions regarding the needed preparation and the needed attributes of science faculty for teaching biology, chemistry, physics and earth science in community colleges. The study was limited to the public community colleges of New York State. Data, gathered by means of a 50-item research instrument, were reported and tabulated using percentage, rank order, and chi-square statistics. The responses of the deans of the colleges, the science department chairmen, and the science faculty members to certain questionnaire items indicated the academic requirements desired in a prospective community college science teacher. Among the recommended requirements were a baccalaureate degree in a science, and completion of a master's program providing an additional 21-30 semester hours of science study, and 0-9 semester hours of professional education courses, including courses in community college teaching. A methods course in the preparation of community college science faculty and courses in counseling should be included at the master's level, but on an elective basis. Also recommended was that a community college science teacher should have the competence to teach in more than one area of the same field as well as the competence to teach in another related field of science. (Author/MLH)
University Microfilms, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 72-23,528, MF-$5.00, Xerography-$11.00)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: New York