Problems, Politics, and Possibilities of a Progressive Approach to Service Learning in a Community College: A Case Study
Journal of Institutional Teacher Education
Change -- it is easy to determine when change is needed and even what needs to be changed; the problem is effective implementation. Cohen and Brawer (1989) said that community colleges still have not found a way to implement alternative learning methodologies.
It is reasonable to assume that in an institution dedicated since its inception to 'good teaching', new instructional forms will be tried. However, despite the spread of reproducible media, traditional methods of instruction still flourish. Visitors to a campus might be shown mathematics laboratories, the media production facilities, and computer-assisted instructional programs. But on the way to those installations, they will pass dozens of classrooms with instructors lecturing and conducting discussions just as they and their predecessors have been doing for decades.
Burr, Kevin L., "Problems, Politics, and Possibilities of a Progressive Approach to Service Learning in a Community College: A Case Study" (1999). Higher Education. 47.