ERIC Number: ED317249
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-6
Reference Count: N/A
A Comprehensive Review of Science Instruction in Community Colleges.
Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
In 1990, a statewide study was conducted to examine issues which affected the teaching of science in Florida's community colleges and to make recommendations for improvement. The study involved reviews of the literature and existing data, the selection of an advisory committee and committee meetings, site hearings, and the creation and distribution of a survey. The study focused on the following issues: (1) the preparedness of entering freshmen; (2) the performance of community college science majors at the junior and senior levels; (3) the nature of the science experience for nonscience majors; (4) the acceptance of community college science credit toward the baccalaureate; (5) the quality of academic advising for community college science majors; (6) opportunities for improving the knowledge and skills of community college science faculty; (7) the degree to which there were professional exchanges between community college faculty and their counterparts in high schools and universities; (8) efforts to increase the number of minority science faculty; (9) problems associated with the supervision of part-time science faculty; and (10) the need for updated scientific instructional equipment. Based on study findings, 12 recommendations were made, focusing on ways to improve articulation, curriculum, instruction, faculty, and equipment and facilities. Appendixes provide the survey instrument and a listing of attendance at site hearings. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Articulation (Education), College Science, Committees, Community Colleges, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, General Education, Literature Reviews, Questionnaires, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Scientific Literacy, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida