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ERIC Number: EJ1081727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1522-7502
Core Humanities Program, City College Center for Worker Education
Clark, Marlene
Composition Forum, v17 Fall 2007
Founded 25 years ago, The City College Center for Worker Education (CWE) recently became a division of the college's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. CWE, as it is known, caters to working adult students. All classes are held one evening per week for three hours and 20 minutes, and all carry four credits. Approximately 80 percent of the students are female; most are more than 30 years old. Due to a university-­wide change in admission policy, most students currently entering CWE transfer as rising juniors. Virtually no students enter without some earned college credits, and most have already earned credit for college-level "composition" courses, often within the City University of New York system. And yet, many, if not most, admit when entering to feeling ill equipped to write for their upper­-division, interdisciplinary electives at CWE. A brief overview of the program is provided in this article. The following topics are presented: (1) Program History and General Description; (2) Theory Informing the Program; (3) Mechanics of the Program; and (4) Restraints Guiding the Program's Growth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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