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ERIC Number: ED119215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 14
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Teaching Communication Skills: The Community College as Model.
Cowan, Elizabeth
This paper discusses the community college English curriculum as a model for teaching communication skills in four year colleges and universities. The first part of the paper examines and discusses the decline of English majors, the changing nature of college students, open-admissions, part-time students, adult enrollment, and the difficulty graduates are having finding jobs. The second part of the paper discusses the philosophy of the community college and the three distinct divisions of the community college: the division designed to provide the first two years of baccalaureate study; the career education division, designed offering community interest courses. Community colleges have much experience in dealing with students of all abilities, as well as part-time and adult students. It is concluded that student bodies at universities and community colleges are beginning to resemble each other and that community college English departments have valuable experience in areas universities must begin to explore. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (45th, Atlanta, Georgia, November 6-8, 1975)