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ERIC Number: ED401816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 747
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ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-0289-6
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Handbook of the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to the Purposes, Structures, Practices, and Change. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Gaff, Jerry G., Ed.; Ratcliff, James L., Ed.
This collection of 34 essays provides an overview of the debates and reforms under discussion in regard to undergraduate curriculum. Part 1 focuses on the purposes and objectives of undergraduate education, reviewing pivotal historical developments, changes in the curriculum due to social and historical forces, and traditional and innovative educational philosophies. Part 2 examines the central aims of undergraduate education, analyzing the issues of quality and coherence in general education and discussing the issues involved in learning various intellectual skills. Part 3 looks at specialized learning and the academic disciplines that are central features of almost all curricula. Part 4 details curricula innovations that span the academic disciplines, including teaching writing and other subjects across the curriculum, establishing interdisciplinary programs, internationalizing the curriculum, and developing learning communities. Part 5 examines the topics of administration, assessment, and institutional support. Part 6 synthesizes much of the earlier material and explores the nature of a curriculum for the 21st century. Each essay contains references. (MDM)
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94104 ($55).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.