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ERIC Number: ED246983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Common Learning at Dallas. CSCC Bulletin, Issue 12, 1984.
Armes, Nancy
This bulletin describes the Dallas Community College District's (DCCD's) efforts to develop a common learning core curriculum. Introductory material discusses the creation of Committees for Common Learning to decide on standards and requirements for all students who enroll in degree programs at any of the seven district colleges and to design an implementation process to support their recommendations. The next section examines the DCCD's grassroots review process, which is underpinned by the tenets that the structure of the review process must reflect its intent and that the personal impact of the process must be anticipated and addressed. Then, highlights of the Committee's recommendations are outlined, including suggestions for a common learning core consisting of a 9-hour block of courses and additional courses for transfer and occupational students; a curriculum review process; a prerequisite skills guide; and required written work. The following section presents an interview with Ken Alfers, co-chair of the District Common Learning Committee, which addresses the curriculum review process, ongoing concerns, and the future of common learning in the DCCD. Finally, a set of Skills for Living goals is presented, which are geared toward helping students become more competent in developing themselves as individuals, in living with others, in becoming more competent producers and consumers, in living in the community, in developing and applying creative abilities, in living in the future, and in living as a learner. (HB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.