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ERIC Number: ED436194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Pages: 169
Abstractor: N/A
A Paradigm for the Training of Part-Time Teachers in Community Colleges.
Carreiro, Jose; Guffey, J. Stephen; Rampp, Lary C.
This study identifies community colleges that have staff development programs for part-time teachers, determines specific aspects included in these programs, and discovers which components these programs have in common. It also presents a paradigm, or suggested design, that should be contained in any effective staff development program for training part-time adjunct teachers in community colleges. A study identified a population of community colleges with staff development programs for part-time teachers. Its objective was to learn about current training programs at community colleges through a locally developed survey instrument. The literature supported the use of a series of interviews administered through follow-up telephone calls as well as the designed survey instrument. Findings demonstrated that the representative sample of 66 community colleges does reflect a desire to properly train adjunct faculty in the ways and means of proper teaching. An appropriate paradigm should contain all the segments identified in the survey--orientation, governance, substance (content), delivery, and modes--to fully represent a well designed adjunct faculty paradigm. The ideal training situation for community colleges is to insure that the adjunct faculty member is included as a full teaching partner in the college program. Includes appendices. Contains 44 references. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A