ERIC Number: ED202508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Strengthening Humanities in Occupational Curricula: A Brief Review of Strategies, Sources, and Models.
Schulz, Beate A.
Based on information from professional organizations and individual colleges, this report examines strategies for strengthening the humanities within occupational curricula. The first part of the paper examines the fallacy in the belief that a philosophical antithesis exists between the humanities and other disciplines and discusses the decline of the humanities in terms of enrollment figures. It then proposes three strategies to reverse this decline: (1) follow recommendations made by the Community College Humanities Association and the Commission on the Humanities; (2) maintain contact with professional organizations which support the humanities through information dissemination (the names and addresses of 18 of these organizations are provided); and (3) maintain contact with colleges with innovative humanities programs (descriptions of the content, evaluation, and funding of interdisciplinary humanities projects conducted at 27 colleges are provided). The remainder of the report presents an overview of humanities instruction within vocational programming, focusing on the common concerns of humanities instructors; the funding and administrative support needed for program success; problems concerning the utilization of innovative techniques, such as team teaching and learning modules; and the advantages of using such techniques. A 96-item bibliography is appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College (15th, New York, NY, October 16-18, 1980).