ERIC Number: ED265779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
ASHE Reader on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities.
Conrad, Clifton F., Ed.
Historical and philosophical perspectives on college academic programs, current curriculum practices and agendas, and academic program development and implementation are considered in 20 articles in a reader designed for graduate classes in higher education administration. Titles and authors are as follows: "Frames of Reference" (Frederick Rudolph); "Harmony, Chaos, and Consensus: The American College Curriculum" (Douglas Sloan); "Stability and Experiment in the American Undergraduate Curriculum" (Laurence Veysey); "From 'Original Papers in Relation to a Course of Liberal Education'" (The Yale Report of 1828); "From 'Experience and Education'" (John Dewey); "General Education" (Robert Maynard Hutchins); "Components of the Curriculum" (The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching); "Vocationalism in Higher Education: Explanation from Social Theory" (Robert E. Roemer); "The Major or Concentration" (Arthur Levine); "Emerging Curricular Patterns" (Jerry G. Gaff); "Seeking Women's Equity Through Curricular Reform: Faculty Perceptions of an Experimental Project" (Betty Schmitz, Anne S. Williams); "Modifying Course Content to Encourage Critical Awareness" (John Nicols, Zelda F. Gamson); "A Modest Proposal: Reflection on the Future of Undergraduate Reform" (Gerald Grant, David Riesman); "Making Decisions about the Curriculum: From Metaphor to Model" (Clifton F. Conrad, Anne M. Pratt); "The Architectonics of Knowledge" (Philip H. Phenix); "Reforming General Education" (Daniel Bell); "From 'The Modern American College'" (Arthur W. Chickering and Associates);"Political Linkage: The Academic-Innovation Process" (Jack Lindquist); "A Grounded Theory of Academic Change" (C. Conrad); "Five Evaluation Frameworks: Implications for Decision Making in Higher Education" (Don E. Gardner); and "Critical Issues in Program Evaluation" (Richard F. Wilson). (SW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, College Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, General Education, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Specialization, Technical Education, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.