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ERIC Number: ED128345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 15
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Academic Instruction at Community Colleges: A Program for Teacher Preparation.
Chambers, Thomas A.
Teaching in a community college is unique because of the range of student goals, age levels, and backgrounds, which is greater than in most other institutions of higher education. Liberal arts instructors in the community colleges must be able to intelligently digest and rationally order the research of others, not conduct their own research projects. Reading, evaluating, and synthesizing research findings, as opposed to conducting one's own research, are unique skills. A program for preparing liberal arts instructors for two-year institutions must recognize the difference. This paper outlines a program for the preparation of teachers in academic fields at two-year colleges which should involve two years of full-time graduate study: one year to complete a master's degree in an academic field, and a second year for student teaching at a community college, graduate courses in education, and a systematic evaluation of research methods in the academic field. Some obstacles to the implementation of such a program and their solutions are also discussed. (JMF)
Publication Type: Books
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