ERIC Number: ED433743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Communities: New Structures, New Partnerships for Learning. The First-Year Experience. Monograph Series, No. 26.
Levine, Jodi H., Ed.
This monograph on learning communities and the first-year college experience presents 12 chapters which combine theory with examples of good practice and recommendations for building and sustaining effective learning communities. Following an introduction by the editor, the included chapters are: (1) "What Are Learning Communities?" (Anne Goodsell Love); (2) "Learning Community Models" (Anne Goodsell Love and Kenneth A. Tokuno); (3) "Garnering the Fundamental Resources for Learning Communities" (Jeanine L. Elliott and Emily Decker); (4) "Planning the Production: Scheduling, Recruiting, and Registering Students in Learning Communities" (Michaelann M. Jundt, Kenneth K. Etzkorn, and Jason N. Johnson); (5) "Teaching and Learning in a Learning Community" (Diane W. Strommer); (6)"Faculty Development in Learning Communities: The Role of Reflection and Reframing" (Scott E. Evenbeck, Barbara Jackson, and John McGrew); (7) "Learning Communities: Partnerships between Academic and Student Affairs" (Charles C. Schroeder, Frankie D. Minor, and Theodore A. Tarkow); (8) "Learning Communities, Academic Advising, and Other Support Programs" (Jack W. Bennett); (9) "A Natural Linkage--The First-Year Seminar and the Learning Community" (Betsy O. Barefoot, Dorothy S. Fidler, John N. Gardner, Philip S. Moore, and Melissa R. Roberts); (10) "Learning Communities in the Community College" (Valerie A. Bystrom); (11) "Evaluating and Assessing Learning Communities" (Kathi A. Ketcheson and Jodi H. Levine); and (12) "Trends and Future Directions" (John N. Gardner and Jodi H. Levine). (Individual chapters contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Environment, College Freshmen, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Program Development, Seminars, Student Development, Student School Relationship, Teaching Models
National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208 ($30). Tel: 803-777-6029; Fax: 803-777-4699.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. National Resource Center for First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.