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ERIC Number: ED265033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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An Examination of Factors Affecting Mathematics Enrollment at Broward Community College, South Campus: Societal Factors Affecting Education.
Martel, Henry J., Jr.; Mehallis, George
Factors affecting mathematics enrollment at Broward Community College, South Campus (Florida) were examined. An analysis of demographic data reflects a huge population growth for the South Campus area. Increasing numbers of elderly, young professionals, Hispanics, and other minorities will move here primarily from the northeast and Dade County (Florida). Industrial trends indicate that some small, high-technology industries will move into the South Broward vicinity, although the area will remain primarily residential. However, increased mathematical training will be essential for industrial workers to enable them to keep pace with ever changing technology. Recently enacted state legislation has strengthened both secondary and post-secondary mathematics standards, and mathematics enrollment on the South Campus is increasing as students attempt to satisfy new state requirements. College data indicates particularly large enrollments in lower-level mathematical courses, probably due to past neglect and avoidance of mathematics. Students at all levels recognize the need for greater mathematics skills; women (who comprise over half the total enrollment and are well represented in mathematics courses) find the South Campus an acceptable place to obtain training. Three recommendations offered are to increase the number of full-time mathematics instructors, expand the mathematics program, and create an adequately staffed mathematics laboratory. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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