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ERIC Number: ED111604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 165
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A Study of Science Instructors in the Junior and Community Colleges.
Garrity, Raymond Joseph
The purpose of this study was to investigate the duties and work load, formal education, experiential background, and job mobility of instructors of physical and biological sciences in publicity-supported junior and community colleges. The survey instruments were returned by 366 instructors in 70 institutions in 31 states. Among the findings were: Teaching loads usually consisted of more than ten credit hours per term and required two to three preparations; certification was seldom required; the master's degree was most frequently reported as the highest earned degree; and most respondents expected to remain in their present teaching positions indefinitely. On the basis of the data, the following main conclusions were drawn: (1) science faculties may be philosophically more closely tied to high school than to higher education; (2) absence of in-service education seemed to be the rule, and the effectiveness of those programs which existed was questionable; and (3) there is little likelihood of obsolescent scientific knowledge among science instructors. (Author/PS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Indiana University