ERIC Number: ED471967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Response of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges to "The California Master Plan for Education."
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.
This paper details the responses of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) to the Joint Committee's California Master Plan for Education--Kindergarten through University. The paper registers responses to aspects of the Plan with which they strongly disagree or which they strongly support. The ASCCC finds that the Plan's most serious defect is that it projects a view of education as the teaching and learning of "skills sets," of bringing students up to a pre-established norm for their grade level, and of confirming their mastery through standardized assessments. The ASCCC feels the aforementioned are a means to an education, but they are not its sum and substance. The ideal of democratic education is rooted in the view of each human being as a center of value, as possessing inherent worth, with this value realized in a social context, in which the individual supports and is supported by the surrounding society. One ASCCC objection is to Recommendation 9.2, which refers to a "set of activities" reserved for tenure-track/permanent faculty. ASCCC claims that part-time faculty cannot perform specific functions adequately because they have been effectively removed from the academy's family-like community. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adjunct Faculty, Articulation (Education), Budgets, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Compensation (Remuneration), Economics of Education, Equal Education, Fringe Benefits, Nontenured Faculty, Outcomes of Education, Resources, Services, Teacher Salaries, Tenured Faculty, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.