ERIC Number: ED330405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Successfully Integrating the Humanities into Associate Degree Occupational Programs: An Implementation Manual.
Community Coll. Humanities Association.; National Council for Occupational Education, Inc., Wausau, WI.
Developed with contributions from administrators, faculty, and students in four model college sites, as well as faculty from community colleges across the nation, employers of associate degree graduates, and a task force of two-year college educational specialists, this report emphasizes the role of the humanities in improving community college education and the need to integrate the study of the humanities with occupational education programs. After an introduction to the project provided in chapter I, chapter II details 10 unique contributions that studying the humanities can make to human development and understanding, including an appreciation of the variety of human purposes, and the ability to make judgments reflective of human values. Chapter III presents 18 specific recommendations for integrating the humanities into associate degree occupational programs, including developing learning outcomes which address adaptation to change, and academic advising which focuses on the merits of both technical and humanities education. Chapter IV presents a descriptive analysis of the approaches of four model two-year college sites whose faculty and administration began to integrate the humanities and occupational programs in 1989 and 1990. Chapter V examines six approaches for integrating humanities in occupational degree programs, reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of each. Additional recommendations presented in chapter VI include securing instructor and administrator commitment, developing an action plan, and defining humanities. Appendixes include the humanities policy statement of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, a report summary, and the model sites evaluation checklists. (JMC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Citizenship Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Community College Humanities Association, c/o Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. Humanities Association.; National Council for Occupational Education, Inc., Wausau, WI.