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ERIC Number: ED181801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Patterns in General Education Curricula.
Chance, Jerry M.
An overview of the general education programs in higher education is presented and six curricular patterns are discussed. The distribution model requires students to generalize their fields of knowledge to some extent and acquaints students with various modes of discourse. Integrative models aim to draw upon the knowledqe and methodological approaches of several disciplines in dealing with a common problem, theme, or period. Values models are based on the notion that value clarification and formation are necessary for holistic living and responsible career pursuits. Student-based models focus on practices such as independent study, small group meetings, peer-group teaching and experiential learning. Competency-based models place emphasis on educational outcomes rather than the experiences that comprise curriculum. The career focus model combines work with study toward a goal of career development. Examples of each are cited, and it is noted that each reflects the mission, student body, and needs of the institution. (PHR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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