ERIC Number: ED413943
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul-30
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating the Scholarship on Women into the Curriculum of Selected Community Colleges in the Baltimore-Washington Area. Final Report.
Coulter, Sara; Hedges, Elaine; Goldenberg, Myrna
Beginning in 1988, faculty at Towson State University (Maryland) conducted a two-year project intended to integrate the new scholarship on women into selected courses in five community colleges in the Baltimore-Washington area. The project was designed to foster curriculum integration work in community colleges, and created a model described in the project's publication, Community College Guide to Curriculum Change. The heart of the project was five workshops, where faculty analyzed the new scholarship on women and explored its applicability to their courses. Each participant researched and revised a particular course, then tested and evaluated the revised course in the classroom during the project's final semester. Faculty also participated in a two day summer institute that focused on pedagogy, and a state-wide conference at which they disseminated the project's results. The project's organization and structure were intended to provide a model for other group projects by community colleges. A three-tiered structure was created that provided several levels of leadership opportunities and a system of broadly shared responsibility. The project resulted in 44 significantly revised courses that encourage awareness of gender, race, and class issues. The aforementioned publication is being distributed both locally and nationally in efforts to extend and institutionalize the work of the project. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson State Univ., MD.