ERIC Number: ED144670
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Articulation in the Social Sciences: Who Needs It?
Waller, Robert A.
Addressing the general subject of "Articulation and the Student," this speech proposes administrative approaches to the problems of articulation between social science programs at the high school, community college, and four-year college levels. Problems are organized in the form of an acrostic--"SOCIETY," which stands for (1) Substance, (2) Opportunity, (3) Community, (4) Inquiry, (5)Enjoyment, (6) Transfer, and (7) Yardstick. Through these headings it is suggested that community college administrators (1) foster questioning which reveals pertinent issues, match subject and best instructors, and deter unwise curricular expansion; (2) be aware of problems of teaching career, transfer, and continuing education students in the same class, but encourage such instruction for equality of learning opportunity; (3) encourage use of the community and its facilities in course development, and insure articulation with secondary schools; (4) encourage receptivity to new instructional approaches with emphasis on problem-solving skills; (5) be alert to teachers/methods that create lasting interest; (6) define and publicize transfer criteria related to credit equality, non-traditional education, academic requirements, competency measures, modular courses, and appeals mechanisms; and (7) encourage the systematic evaluative follow-up of students. A fifty-item bibliography is appended. (RT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (57th, Denver, Colorado, April 17-20, 1977)