Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Another teaching approach was the Integrated Learning Community (ILC), located at Wilshire Junior High. Pioneered by Dr. Philip Borst in 1975, the program provided a more relaxed approach to learning. Students attended classes only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and rather than sitting in four-hour lectures, participated in in-class simulations, small group discussions, and community projects. This approach allowed students to individualize and integrate their education and, at the same time, earn 15 units per semester. The ILC explored personal values and career choices in a rap session that preceded classes each day. Initially 125 students and five faculty members worked together in such areas as biology, history, English, communications, environmental issues, and psychology.
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