ERIC Number: ED257485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep-20
Reference Count: 0
The Evolving Role of Curriculum in Community Colleges: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives.
Leiken, Richard A.
An analysis is provided of the internal and external pressures which affect the community college curriculum. Following introductory comments, chapter I traces the history of the contemporary community college and the changes that its curriculum has undergone. Chapter II provides an overview of four philosophical influences on education: perennialism, experimentalism, essentialism, and reconstructionalism. Factors affecting curricular design are addressed in chapter III, including external influences, student services issues, the decision-making model in place at the college, the role of minority and foreign students, and community college financing. In chapter IV, issues that will affect the community colleges and their curricula in the future are discussed. (AYC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia Pacific University.