ERIC Number: ED156285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Humanities in Two-Year Colleges: Trends in Curriculum.
Brawer, Florence B., Ed.
Divided in two sections, this monograph presents information on trends in the humanities curricula in two-year colleges from several sources: two surveys of selected public and private community colleges (156 in 1975 and 178 in 1977-78) distributed throughout the country through which instructors and campus facilitators provided data on enrollment trends, curricular patterns, and instructional practices; an intensive examination of 1975 and 1977 spring class schedules of participating colleges; and a 1975 survey of 1,493 randomly selected humanities instructors and 505 non-humanities instructors and chairpersons. In addition to information on instructors' attitudes, demographics, future plans, and work orientations, this report reviews humanities courses offered and enrollment in various disciplines as well as present suggestions based on the several trends for improving the status of the humanities. Part I deals with enrollments, curriculum, and suggestions from facilitators on programs and instruction for the following subjects: anthropology, art history, foreign languages, geography, ethnic studies, women's studies, social studies, history, integrated humanities, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religious studies, and theater and film courses. Part II deals with the characteristics and orientation of humanities instructors, grouped according to discipline. (TR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Enrollment Trends, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Liberal Arts, National Surveys, Part Time Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Morale, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.