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ERIC Number: ED230263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Advancing the Liberal Arts. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 42.
Turesky, Stanley F., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n42 Jun 1983
Various aspects of liberal arts education in the community college are discussed in the 11 articles in this monograph. First, Myron A. Marty presents an overview of current conditions and pressures affecting the liberal arts in the two-year college. Then, Jack Friedlander reviews the data on student participation in liberal arts courses. Ruth G. Shaw's article discusses what students should know by the time they graduate from a community college. Sharon Carter Thomas then presents a case for special programs for academically talented students. After Stephen M. Curtis discusses the role of interdisciplinary courses at St. Louis Community College, Donald Barshis poses the question whether mastery learning is compatible with humanities instruction. Next, Dennis Peters argues that the community can play an important role in reviving interest in the liberal arts. Donald D. Schmeltekopf discusses the role of professional associations representing community college faculty. Roger Yarrington and Judith Jeffrey Howard then outline a series of projects designed to improve the position of the humanities in community colleges in the United States. John Terrey's article examines the prospects for the humanities within the context of the bureaucratic realities facing community colleges. Finally, Jim Palmer reviews relevant ERIC documents on the status of the liberal arts and humanities in the community college. (HB)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College Role, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, General Education, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Mastery Learning, Professional Associations, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($7.95)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.