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ERIC Number: ED265303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Negotiating the Curriculum. Tutors and Students. Coombe Lodge Working Paper. Information Bank Number 1968.
Brace, Diane
This working paper presents guidelines for negotiating learning contracts between tutors and postsecondary students enrolled in a vocational program. The first two sections discuss the general rationale for negotiating curricula and the specific benefits of conducting such negotiations with students over the age of 16. Addressed next is the importance of allowing students a choice in their course of study, making students aware of their instructional alternatives, maintaining open relationships with students, and developing shared goals and understanding among tutors and students. Negotiation problems and strategies and information tutors need before entering into negotiations with students are outlined. Covered next is the importance of flexibility in managing available instructional resources. The final section examines the content of student-tutor contracts and includes sample student-college agreements and contracts. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).