ERIC Number: ED116767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Virginia Community College Mathematics Curriculum Study (1975-76).
Houston, Charles A.; Hoyer, Robert W.
This report correlates the college transfer mathematics courses in the Virginia community colleges with their counterparts at 13 state four-year colleges and universities. Data were collected by examining four-year college catalogues, correlating this information with course descriptions in the Virginia Community College Curriculum Guidelines (VCCCG), and surveying mathematics department chairpersons to validate the correlations. Of the 66 different mathematics sequences described in the VCCCG, 16 have potential counterparts at the senior colleges. The remainder are either remedial or especially designed for technical or vocational programs. Of the 16 equivalent courses, six are taught by almost all the Virginia community colleges. Although it appears that the mathematics courses listed in the VCCCG are well designed to meet the needs of Virginia's two-year college transfer students, one possible exception is the absence of a course specifically designed to provide a mathematics background for the elementary school teacher. Summaries of the general comments offered by the four-year college mathematics chairpersons concerning curriculum articulation are included, information is organized into five tables, and lists of textbooks used at the community and four-year colleges are appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia