The adaptation of an exemplary curriculum model : implications for the Department of Community Colleges and other publicly funded agencies and institutions

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Clifton Henry Hammond (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nancy White

Abstract: The present study was designed to adapt an exemplary curriculum model developed by the CETA/Community College Interface Research Project in Maryland to a community college in North Carolina. The adaptation was intended to improve the experience of learning both for a sample of sponsored students in the community college and the general population of faculty and students. Upon completion of a pilot study, a perceptual inventory was developed and administered to 246 faculty members to learn their perceptions of the student sample and programs. A student survey was developed and administered to 144 CETA-sponsored students to learn their perceptions of faculty and programs. Interviews with 13 college counselors, four college administrators, and four employment and training counselors were conducted to assess problems and successes related to the student sample investigated. In addition, a correlation of CETA-student sample scores on an in-house arithmetic, Nelson-Denny Reading Test, and the Prentice-Hall Test for Writers with a sample of general students was examined. A synthesis of data collected was integrated into recommendations resulting in the adaptation of the exemplary Maryland curriculum model.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Community colleges $z North Carolina $x Curricula
Community college students $z North Carolina $x Ability testing

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