ERIC Number: ED194136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Communitas: Journal of the Connecticut Community College Professional Staff.
Manfred, Madge, Ed.
Communitas: Journal of the Connecticut Community College Professional Staff, v1 n2 1980
Curricular and instructional issues are discussed in 12 articles by faculty of the Connecticut community colleges. Jack McLean examines the potential role of community colleges in international education, and Kerin Sarason proposes teacher self-evaluations to reduce faculty/administrator tension. Jean Burr Smith introduces methods of reducing math anxiety among developmental students, and Jim Wright considers the effect of the New Humanism on traditional, cognition-oriented education. The use of competency-based education in liberal arts and general education is discussed by Joan Gallagher prior to the presentation of Virginia Barrett Villa's poem, "Placement." Connie Palmer's description of a technique used in an introductory nursing course to help illustrate the medical implications of bodily fluid stasis. Jay and Shirley Stager describe an experimental course in which students experience an alternative life style at an isolated farm in Maine. Then, Ellen Strenski evaluates the vocational skills accruable through the study of literature, and Maria Stiebel describes the English as a Second Language program at Housatonic Community College. Finally, Donald Hughes discusses experimental techniques in psychology education, Madge Manfred examines composition courses in the context of a social science discipline, and Gary Van Voorhis describes the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Counseling program offered at the Connecticut community colleges. (JP)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Programs, Community Colleges, Counselor Training, Educational Innovation, English (Second Language), Faculty Evaluation, Humanistic Education, International Studies, Life Style, Mathematics Anxiety, Nursing Education, Program Descriptions, Psychology, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Regional Community Colleges, Hartford. Board of Trustees.