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ERIC Number: ED179258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum and Instruction in the Community College: A Working Paper.
Cantor, Harold
Humanists at community colleges, faced with vocationalism and other negative forces, have begun to rid themselves of elitist, insular attitudes and are aggressively pursuing new curricular structures and instructional methods within all areas of the college mission. Enrollment in interdisciplinary humanities (I-D) at two-year colleges, for example, rose 7% nationwide from Spring, 1975, to Spring, 1977, despite a 4% decrease in total humanities enrollment. Though I-D courses pose special administrative problems, especially if team taught, and run the danger of having a watered-down course content, they have immediate relevance to the students and provide for cooperation between humanists and social and natural scientists. Within developmental programs, humanists have provided freshman tutorials which combine basic skills with analysis and synthesis and introduce students to significant ideas and works. Other advances include the development of humanities modules in conjunction with career and technical programs and the continued cognizance of the educational market with the resultant development of needed courses such as international studies. Continued progress depends upon individual instructors dedicated to the integration of the humanities within the General Education Movement. (References to specific programs and colleges are made throughout the text.) (JP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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