ERIC Number: ED025242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Conference Report of the Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Junior Colleges (20th, Greenfield Park, Arpil 21-22, 1967).
New York State Association of Junior Colleges.
Opening remarks touched on the need for more knowledge of foreign cultures to fit the diminishing world, continuing education for present and future use, and a suggestion that interinstitutional cooperation start with the small and simple rather than the complex. Panel I dealt with foreign students and instructors, the possible use of retired foreign service personnel as lecturers, the difficulties of foreign students and how to help them, the need for education (especially technical) in the developing countries, and the advantages of student and faculty residence in a foreign country. Panel II, on vocational education, covered the advisability of giving it along with general education, its prestige in the professional hierarchy, and the selection of technical faculty. Panel III looked at continuing education as an updating of the validity of an otherwise obsolete degree, noted the difficulty of articulating it with other programs, and pointed out that true community service is closely involved with the business and professional life of the region. Panel IV noted that interinstitutional cooperation, on both the instructional and community service levels, is financially and educationally economical, since more students can be accommodated with the same facilities and staff, and the various curricula can supplement, rather than supplant, compete with, or duplicate each other. Panel V covered the need for more, though specialized, research and publication by junior college teachers, to keep them both up to date and enthusiastic. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Association of Junior Colleges.
Identifiers: New York