ERIC Number: ED167228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
General Education Curriculum Issues for the Future in Community and Junior Colleges [Conference]: Proceedings, Issue 2 (Manchester, New Hampshire, October 25-26, 1978).
New England Junior Coll. Council.
In October 1978, the New England Junior College Council held their fall conference to consider the future of general education in the community college. This report of the proceedings includes Richard H. Sturgeon's introductory remarks, in which he acknowledged the conference speakers and introduced the question of the survival of the core curriculum. The keynote speaker was Dr. Arthur Cohen who considered the history of general education, its various definitions and its rationale, the integrated general education curriculum at Miami-Dade Community College, and concluded with suggestions for planning a general education curriculum. A summary of John Roeuche's presentation, "General Education is More than Subject Matter," reveals his concerns with effective learning strategies. Franklin Patterson, in his paper entitled "General Education: Shall We Reinvent the Wheel or Find a New Axle?" also sought to define general education and suggested that a core curriculum be organized around method, that is, around conceptualization, explanation, and verification. The proceedings also include the text of a discussion led by Dr. Cohen in response to the question of the different types of general education that must be made available. John C. Hoy, the Executive Director of the New England Board of Higher Education, addressed the issue of the role of the Board in his presentation. (LS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Junior Coll. Council.