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ERIC Number: ED135431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 140
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Reference Count: 0
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The Effects of a Community Service-Oriented Curriculum on Alienation, Perceived Student Role and Course Satisfaction in Community College Students.
Robinson, Ann Garrett
A study was conducted to examine the effects of a one-hour credit community services laboratory attached to a three-hour credit social sciences course on community college student participants in terms of alienation, perceived student role, and course satisfaction. The community services laboratory consisted of an outside project engaging the student in direct contact with consumer agencies, groups, or individuals. One hundred students participated in the study and were measured for pretest/posttest changes in scores on an alienation instrument and two measures of perceived student role. Additionally, comparisons were made to determine whether course satisfaction was greater for students in course sections with and without a community service laboratory. Results of the study indicated that participation in a community service-oriented curriculum was far more satisfying for community college students than participation in a traditional curriculum arrangement. It was found that while the community service-oriented curriculum did not reduce student alienation, it was equal to the traditional method in changing perceived student role. Overall, the study revealed that the innovative community service-oriented curriculum was both relevant and worthwhile for meeting student and community service needs. Tabular data are presented throughout the report and an extensive bibliography and study-related materials are appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Nova University