ERIC Number: ED275380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Humanities Education at Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges. AACJC Issues Series No. 5.
Eisenberg, Diane U., Ed.; Gollattscheck, James F., Ed.
In 1985, the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) called together a group of two-year college leaders with a strong commitment to the humanities to explore issues and formulate a humanities policy statement for the AACJC. This monograph provides the resulting policy statement, as well as papers developed to stimulate interest in and encourage the continued study of the humanities in the two-year college. Following a preface by Dale Parnell describing the objectives and outcomes of the roundtable, Judith S. Eaton provides an introductory overview of the topic of humanities instruction in community colleges. The policy statement, "The Study of the Humanities in Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges," as adopted by the AACJC Board of Directors on April 12, 1986, is presented next. The next paper, "Staking a Claim to the Future: Humanities Studies in our Community Colleges," by Tziporah Kasachkoff and Joshua L. Smith, offers a critique of William Bennett's 1984 report, "To Reclaim a Legacy: A Report on the Humanities in Higher Education." Responses to the Humanities Policy Statement are offered by Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer in "The Humanities Revisited," which compares the 1985 recommendations with those of AACJC's 1979 Assembly on Strengthening the Humanities; and by W. J. Megginson in "A Reaction from the Community College Humanities Association." The final paper, "Kirkwood Community College: A Humanities Case Study," by Rhonda Kekke and Terry Moran describes the college's efforts to integrate the study of humanities into its varied curricula. A listing of roundtable participants is included. (LAL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Futures (of Society), Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Liberal Arts, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Relevance (Education), Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.