ERIC Number: ED322937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Applied Research Journal; Volume 1, Number 1, December 1986.
Applied Research Journal, v1 n1 Dec 1986
Five articles by faculty members from the Community College of Philadelphia are presented in this journal issue. "Reconstructing the Academic Environment: A Proposal for the Revision of the General Studies Curriculum," by Martin B. Spear and Dennis McGrath, offers a conceptual foundation for decision making in curriculum development for general studies. "Reflections upon the Deliberative Process among Several Academic Administrators in Reconceptualizing the General Studies Curriculum," by William Baker, describes and assesses a major decision-making effort concerning the college's general studies program. "What Is the Vision That Guides the Curriculum Development in a Community College?" by Karen R. Schermerhorn, focuses on the relationship of faculty to curriculum, the influence of student choice on curriculum, and the challenge of overcoming environmental obstacles to the goal of faculty-directed curricular initiatives. "Using Readers' Assessment of Student Essays to Determine Improvement in Writing Abilities under Two Treatment Conditions," by Aram L. Terzian, provides an initial evaluation of a curricular redesign effort funded by the Ford Foundation. Finally, "Facilitating Input Comprehension for Second Language Development and Academic Achievement in Transitional College Courses for English-as-a-Second-Language Students," by Susana Sotillo, reports on research to identify effective instructional approaches for non-native speakers of English. (EJV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.