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ERIC Number: ED012179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun-30
Pages: 339
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN PENNSYLVANIA, A REPORT TO THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
FIELDS, RALPH R.
LEGISLATION IN 1963 AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES NECCESSITATED THIS SURVEY TO DETERMINE SUITABLE GEOGRAPHIC AREAS FOR INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TYPE OF PROGRAMS, AND ORGANIZATIONAL FOCUS. OF PARTICULAR CONCERN IS THE RELATIONSHIP OF EXISTING VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL PROGRAMS AND STATEWIDE ADULT EXTENSION PROGRAMS TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT. AN ANALYSIS OF 12 REGIONS ON A COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BASIS LEADS TO A RANKING OF 26 DISTRICTS WHICH ARE IDENTIFIED AS HAVING CLEAR POTENTIAL FOR INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS RELATED TO NEED, FEASIBILITY, AND COMMUNITY INTEREST. THE INCLUSION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES AS PART OF THE STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AS OPPOSED TO MORE TRADITIONAL TIES TO SECONDARY EDUCATION, IS INDICATED BY TRENDS TOWARD THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE EQUIVALENCY OF THE FIRST 2 YEARS OF COLLEGE FOR THOSE WORKING TOWARD THE BACCALAUREATE, AND THE WIDENING RANGE OF OCCUPATIONS WHICH REQUIRE COLLEGIATE PREPARATION. SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADMISSION AND TUITION POLICY, LOCAL ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITY, SYSTEM COORDINATION, STATEWIDE PROFESSIONAL STAFF UTILIZATION, FINANCING, AND IMPLEMENTING LEGISLATION ARE DIRECTED TO THE STATE BOARD AS THE RECOMMENDED COORDINATING AGENCY FOR POLICY INITIATION AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Fields (Ralph R.) and Associates, Nyack, NY.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA