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Brawer, Florence B. 1922-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 212 publications in 2 languages and 8,156 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB2328, 378.052
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Most widely held works by Florence B Brawer
The American community college by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description for The American community college / Arthur M. Cohen, Florence B. Brawer. Since it was first published in 1982 The American Community College has become the primary resource that faculty, administrators, trustees, and researchers look to for a comprehensive analysis of the most recent findings and up-to-date information on the American community college. Throughout this important book, Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer describe how community colleges fit into the American educational system, the services they provide, and the effects they have on the community. This completely revised and updated edition contains information about recent changes in the community college landscape, including consolidation of faculty power, mandatory testing and placement of students, the greater prominence of developmental education, and the attention given to state-level directives regarding institutional functioning and funding. The authors also present the current information on a number of other topics, including student flow, instruction, student services, and curricular functions. In addition, The American Community College includes updated tables and graphs that reflect the most current data and incorporate new examples of the services that colleges provide
New perspectives on personality development in college students by Florence B Brawer( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1980 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new method of assessing college students that yields a full, multidimensional profile of the student's total personality is presented in the 12 chapters of this book. Chapter 1 provides theoretical formulations based on empirical data. In Chapter 2, three concepts that are basic to the central construct are described. The central construct is discussed in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 provides the six major components of this concept. In Chapter 5, the paradigm of the study through which many of the ideas described in the first four chapters were tested is presented, and the sample institutions that were used for this study of community college freshmen are discussed. In Chapters 6 through 11, theoretical structures, related research, and data gathered on incoming freshmen are presented. Chapter 12 is a synthesis of the findings; it presents ways in which the theories and results may be used as a basis for planning curriculums and instituting changes in higher education. A list of items included in the several independent variables is provided in an appendix. A bibliography and an index are included. (Author/DB)
The collegiate function of community colleges : fostering higher learning through curriculum and student transfer by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specific facets of the collegiate function of the community college are analyzed in this book. Chapter 1 defines the collegiate function as an amalgam of the liberal arts curriculum and efforts to promote student transfer. Chapter 2 focuses on the liberal arts curriculum, pointing to patterns in enrollments and courses offered in the disciplines of science, social science, mathematics, humanities, composition, and fine and performing arts. Enrollment trends between 1975 and 1986 are analyzed for each discipline. Chapter 3 considers the scope of liberal arts-related activities in the noncredit area, outlining the difficulties in integrating continuing education offerings into the credit curriculum. The community college faculty's role in shaping the liberal arts curriculum is the topic of chapter 4, which draws on data from seven national studies to reveal trends in faculty characteristics. Chapter 5 introduces the transfer function as reflected in the intentions and behavior of students, and explores answers to questions concerning the number of students transferring, the number seeking to transfer, and the post-transfer experience. Chapter 6 presents data on the use of tests to screen entering students, and summarizes arguments for and against statewide uniformity in test administration. Services that support the liberal arts curriculum and student transfer, such as orientation, advising, remedial studies, and honors programs, are explored in chapter 7, while chapter 8 looks at examples of interinstitutional cooperation designed to promote student transfer. Finally, chapter 9 offers recommendations for strengthening the collegiate connection. A detailed examination of the five liberal arts disciplines, and 125 references are included. (Mph)
Confronting identity : the community college instructor by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lack of a clearly defined professional role for community college faculty reflects the fact that community colleges are rapidly growing institutions exhibiting multiple purposes. This book is addressed primarily to community college instructors and aims to define their professional role in terms of the effect of their teaching on their students. Seeing the identity of the teacher as an interaction between the institutional identity and the teacher's maturity, the authors first consider the college teacher in the perspective of modern theory of personality development. However, the teacher is both a person and a practitioner; the better he understands himself, the more his performance can benefit his students. A perspective that permits and invites self-development builds success, both for individuals and for institutions. By defining their professional identity in terms of bringing about changes in other people, community college faculty could direct the colleges toward being centers for instruction and student development, thus providing a clearer institutional identity. The book reviews the literature on teaching and instruction at the secondary and higher education levels for information relevant for community college faculty. A 14-page bibliography as well as a model of a teacher preparation course for junior college teachers is included. (Author/LP)
Managing community colleges : a handbook for effective practice by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive examination of the administrative environment of community colleges provides practical advice for making the institutions function more effectively. In twenty-five original chapters, experts from every area of community college administration discuss key theories and concepts, specific programs and services, and illustrative personal experiences - providing both incumbent and aspiring administrators with new ideas and proactive approaches to the task of management in community colleges." "The first part of the book examines theories of leadership and organizational culture and takes a look at the relationships between the administration and the governing board and between the college and the state. In the second part, the authors detail the operations of various administrative units: the president's office; business and finances; personnel; instruction; transfer and articulation; extramural affairs; student services; institutional research; and campus planning. The third part is devoted to basic managerial functions, with chapters covering staff recruitment and evaluation, goal design and assessment, and staff performance appraisal."--Jacket
The two-year college instructor today by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an emphasis on humanities instructors, this book presents a profile of the characteristics of the two-year college faculty nationwide. It reviews the current status of the profession and describes the methodology of the 1975 national humanities faculty survey on which the book is based. Additional chapters focus on two-year college teachers' attitudes and values, level of work satisfaction, "functional potential" (a construct built on psychodynamic principles of human functioning), orientation toward curriculum and instruction, concern for students, research orientation, development and preparation, perceptions of the university as a reference point, and concern with the humanities. It also compares full- and part-time instructors and doctorate and non-doctorate degree holders. The final chapters summarize the significant findings of the survey of the humanities faculty, offer an interpretation of the faculty as a professional group, and make recommendations for modifications in faculty selection, preparation, and working environment. Appended are the faculty questionnaire and tabulated responses. (Dc)
Teaching the sciences( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality characteristics of college and university faculty : implications for the community college by Florence B Brawer( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring faculty performance by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student characteristics : personality and dropout propensity by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of selected research on students in higher education is presented along with a review of two studies on personality and demographic characteristics of junior college students. The personality study was designed to identify potential dropouts, and the demographic study was used to measure heterogeneity and homogeneity among junior college students. These two studies were conducted with 259 freshmen entering a junior college. They were asked to fill out a 34-item questionnaire eliciting demographic information and were rated on the Adaptive- Flexibility Inventory, which is an instrument designed to evaluate ego-functioning in adult populations. Further, they were given the Omnibus Personality Inventory to determine their personal characteristics and values. General findings of the two studies emphasize (1) the importance of family environment in determining student persistence and (2) the length of exposure to higher education as being conducive to personality change. No significant differences were found between dropouts and persistors on several selected measures. The appendix includes the questionnaire that was used in the research. (Rc)
Community college scholarship by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Values and the generation gap: junior college freshmen and faculty by Florence B Brawer( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comparison of values held by junior college freshmen and faculty is part of a larger study being conducted by the eric Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges to develop guidelines for institutional assessment and/or program development. Part I of this monograph discusses the generation gap as it applies particularly to values and goals of American college students. Included are: definitions of belief systems; approaches used to assess them, notably the Rokeach Terminal and Instrumental Value Scales; and pertinent research and rationale for incorporating a study of values into an analysis of the community college. Part ii describes the basic rationale and results of this investigation. The student and faculty populations surveyed come from three Los Angeles area junior colleges, each respectively embodying the characteristics of an urban, suburban, and rural school. Most notably, it was found that: (1) the actual role of student or teacher seems to affect a value system more than the other variables of sex, designated major, and age; and (2) values do indicate one potentially fruitful way of examining people. It is hoped that by examining value differences, ways may be found to better understand people who function in our systems of education. (Author/CA)
Retention-attrition in the nineties by Florence B Brawer( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community colleges international by Florence B Brawer( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community college students in the fine and performing arts by Florence B Brawer( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focus on learning : preparing teachers for the two-year college by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the sciences( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art education in American community colleges by Arthur M Cohen( Book )

in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Functional potential, a new approach to viewing faculty by Florence B Brawer( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook for student affairs in community colleges by Ashley Tull( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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