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ERIC Number: ED388361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Curriculum Models for General Education. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 92.
Higginbottom, George, Ed.; Romano, Richard M., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n92 Win 1995
Presented as a practical guide and reference for reexamining or restructuring general education programs, this volume examines the aims of and rationale for general education at selected campuses and focuses on the process of curriculum reform at the campus and system levels. The 10 chapters are: (1) "General Education in the Heartland: Black Hawk College," by Dorothy R. Martin and Sheila Lillis; (2) "General Education at Broome Community College: Coherence and Purpose," by Richard M. Romano; (3) "Bunker Hill Community College: A Common Experience for Lifelong Learning," by Malinda M. Smutek; (4) "General Education at Jefferson Community College: Accountability and Integrity," by Patrick Ecker and Diane Calhoun-French; (5) Miami-Dade Community College: Applications at the Wolfson Campus," by Eduardo J. Padron and Ted Levitt; (6) "The Minnesota Model for General Education," by Nancy Register Wangen; (7) "The Piedmont Virginia Community College Experience in General Education," by Deborah M. DiCroce and David R. Perkins; (8) "The General Education Core at Shoreline Community College," by Marie E. Rosenwasser; (9) "Concluding Remarks," by George Higginbottom, discussing the eight models presented above in a historical context of general education reform movements; and (10) "Additional Sources of Information," by George Higginbottom and Richard M. Romano, providing an annotated bibliography of sources related to community college civic, communication, critical thinking, ethics, multicultural, and mathematics and science instruction. (KP)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Citizenship Responsibility, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Trends, Ethics, General Education, Intercultural Communication, Models, Multicultural Education, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.