ERIC Number: ED428787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Community College Curriculum Development.
This paper focuses on the need for continuous evaluation in community college curriculum. During the process of analyzing and updating instruction, curriculum objectives should be recognized, especially: (1) knowledge objectives, which include relevant facts, concepts, and generalizations; (2) skills objectives, such as critical and creative thinking and problem solving; and (3) affective goals, which stress that students achieve positive feelings toward knowledge and skills acquired. Community college instructors need to plan the best objectives, learning activities for students to attain these objectives, and appraisal procedures to ensure that graduating students are ready for the work place, which is becoming increasingly technical and complex. Colleges need to train and educate students so that efficiency on the job is in evidence. The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills emphasizes proficiencies that should be taught in education and at the work place: (1) planning in using resources, knowledge and information skills, applying technology skills, and working effectively with others; (2) assisting employers to recruit and train workers; (3) motivating workers to achieve; and (4) preparing workers for the 21st century. The paper also discusses the importance of ethics in both community colleges and the work world, and the importance of interpersonal instructional skills in a teacher's cultivation of student motivation. Contains 16 references. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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