ERIC Number: ED430590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Inservice Education at the Community College.
This report calls for continual self-evaluation of community colleges to ensure that educational objectives--including knowledge, skills and attitudinal goals--are being met. Faculty and curriculum development must be ongoing, although there is debate over whether it should be proactive or reactive regarding societal changes. Whichever philosophy is adopted, updates through quality approaches in inservice education are essential, and this paper outlines possible methods of faculty improvement. Community college instructors should facilitate creative thought among their students and colleagues, and offers methods for improving instructor performance, such as video taping classes, observing fellow instructors, and viewing video tapes on providing vocational training. Improvements needed in colleges include the use of technology, the use of interactive media, the education and assistance for students of all cultures and disabilities, and transformational quality and leadership. Suggestions include instructors periodically forming committees and divisional meetings to determine if their syllabi need revising and to determine the core content for each discipline. From these core contents arise statements of objectives, which become increasingly complex as the students progress. Communication between public schools and community colleges would facilitate the transition from one framework to the other. Contains 20 references. (VF)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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