ERIC Number: ED189907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
General Education: Issues and Resources.
Gaff, Jerry G., Ed.; And Others
Responding to the challenge to improve general education, this compilation of ideas, programs, and people is intended to provide information, broaden perspectives about what can be done, and help to highlight strengths and weaknesses of several alternative approaches. The topics included in this guide grew out of the practical needs of faculty members and administrators who are providing leadership for the revision of general education at institutions participating in the Project on General Education Models. After an introduction and a Presentation of general resources, the following chapters are presented: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Jerry G. Gaff); Objectives for Students (Jerry G. Gaff); Curricular Approaches (Jerry M. Chance); Non-Curricular Dimensions (John P. Nichols); Teaching and Advising (Judith A. Redivine); Initiating and Implementing Change (Clifton F. Conrad); and Evaluation: Assessment, Judgment and Decision (Michael L. Davis). Most chapters include four sections: (l) a short essay that offers perspectives, draws conclusions, presents key issues, identifies major trends and highlights current controversies; (2) an annotated bibliography; (3) additional bibliographic material; and (4) a list of programs, organizations, and individuals who direct them. (LC)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Counseling, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Student Educational Objectives, Teacher Responsibility
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Values in Higher Education, New Haven, CT.; Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.