ERIC Number: ED222201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
The Production of "In Their Own Words: Working in the Community College." A Film Based on Interviews by Patrick J. Sullivan and Earl Seidman.
Sullivan, Patrick J.; Seidman, Earl
This booklet describes the creation of "In Their Own Words: Working in the Community College," a film based on in-depth interviews with community college faculty and designed as a discussion catalyst for a graduate seminar in education. Following background on the origins, purposes, planning, and funding of the film and on the pilot interviews that helped clarify its direction and scope, the booklet discusses: (1) campus visits to contact potential participants in the interviews from colleges across Massachusetts; (2) the selection of 22 faculty and staff from 6 community colleges, who represented Black and Hispanic faculty, counselors and instructional resource specialists, and a balance of men and women; (3) the conduct of a series of interviews between December 1979 and August 1980, during which faculty and staff discussed the past experiences that led them to the community college, details of their day-to-day activities at the colleges, and reflections on the meaning of their work; (4) procedures to protect participants' rights; (5) the audiotaping and transcription of the interviews; and (6) the production of the film, which involved profile constructions, identification of key issues, development of a slide tape version, and music selection. Following the presentation of the film script, the booklet concludes with citations to influential readings. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared to accompany the film "In Their Own Words: Working in the Community College."