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ERIC Number: ED024379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 80
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Reference Count: 0
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Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Stannard, Stanley A.
A document by the Ontario Education Department, "Some Unique Features of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology," describes the purposes and operations of the ideal community college. It must basically: (1) provide total education (avocational and vocational) and vertical and horizontal mobility, regardless of entrance standards; (2) develop curricula for both cultural and occupational needs; (3) cooperate with business, industry, and social and public agencies to keep up with or ahead of technological change; (4) progress by constant research in curricula, pedagogical technique, and administration. Recommendations are made for (1) governing boards and advisory committees, (2) public role of the college, (3) an educational services council, (4) composition of the curriculum committee, (5) a student-faculty college committee, (6) full counseling services, including a study skills center, (7) educational TV, (8) a community resource center for extension, recreational, and cultural use, (9) the professional development of teachers, (10) conferences of curriculum specialists, (11) upgrading and enrichment programs, (12) credit system of student assessment, and (13) use of computers and the teaching of their use. The author of this paper amplifies these points, describes the enabling legislation, and quotes from statements by Ontario's Premier and the Minister of Education. Certain differences in philosophy between Canadian and American educators and public can be noted. (HH)
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Identifiers: Canada