ERIC Number: ED119759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Social Science Instructors in Two-Year Colleges.
Brawer, Florence B.
A national survey of 1,493 humanities faculty at 156 two-year colleges was conducted in spring 1975. The colleges included in the sample were carefully selected in terms of locale, control, emphasis, size, and age, and the faculty sample included proportionate numbers of full- and part-time faculty members. This paper compares social science instructors in the sample to the total group of faculty. Social science instructors represented the second smallest of the 11 selected subgroups--46 people, or 3 percent of the total. A variety of teaching responsibilities were represented in the subgroup, including general social science, geography, cultural geography, ethnic studies, and political science. College majors of the sample also varied, including social studies, geography, education, history, and political science. Although only 25.9 percent of the total sample had been students in two-year colleges, 32.6 percent of this subgroup had been. The ratio between male and female instructors was about the same for the total sample and for this group, but a larger percentage of this group represented ethnic minorities. Information on age, research, professional development, affiliations, and teaching duties is also summarized, and compared to the characteristics of the total sample. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.