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ERIC Number: ED029188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 9
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The Integration of Continuing Education in Community Colleges.
Ohliger, John
While two-year community colleges have been presenting continuing education programs, one feature of the programs has continued to be dominant: their essential marginality. The new emphasis on serving the whole community calls for a totally different approach--that of integrating continuing education fully into the colleges' regular program. This requires interaction between administrators of equal rank at a senior staff level rather than the obsolete chain of command pattern. The integrative approach is illustrated by Selkirk College (Trail, British Columbia). No differentiation is drawn between youth and adult students in formal classes. Each faculty member is considered also as an adult educator and organizes, with community residents, programs relevant to community needs. The college did much to facilitate informed work and discussion on the problem of consolidating local government units. While there has been some difficulty in winning acceptance for this approach among faculty and school boards, the concept is seen as one of potential importance for community development. (dm)
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Identifiers: Selkirk College (Canada)