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ERIC Number: ED126975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Anthropology Instructors in Two-Year Colleges.
Brawer, Florence B.
In 1975, the Center for the Study of Community Colleges conducted a national survey of humanities faculty in two-year colleges. This paper summarizes the characteristics of 42 anthropology instructors included in the total sample of 1,493 full- and part-time faculty. Findings of the survey include: (1) almost half indicated they had been students in community or junior colleges; (2) males outnumbered females by almost three to one; (3) 47% were 35 years of age or younger at the time of the survey; (4) 57% had no teaching or administrative experience in secondary schools; (5) 69% were full-time faculty; (6) one-third were employed in jobs in addition to their teaching positions at the surveyed institutions; (7) anthropology instructors looked first to their students for advice on teaching; (8) 71% claimed to read no professional education journals; (9) anthropology instructors rated what they were presently doing to be very attractive with their second situational choice being a faculty position at a four-year college or university; (10) they were more likely to have attended regional or national meetings and to have presented papers than the total sample; and (11) self-knowledge and a sense of identity were ranked by this group as the most important qualities students should gain from a two-year college education. For the full survey report, see ED 121 358. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.