ERIC Number: ED032873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Some Who Dared; Community College Involvement with Public Service Aspects of the Urban Problem in California.
Institute for Local Self Government, Berkeley, CA.
With the continuing increase in the number of public employees (federal, state, local), the Institute for Local Self Government believes junior colleges could be the primary agent in educating and training recruits. More employees are needed and many of those already so employed need retraining or upgrading. The Institute also feels that such jobs offer desirable careers to the disadvantaged. This conference report tells how five California colleges have helped prepare people for public service occupations, thus becoming involved in urban problems. It gives criteria for general development and implementation of human and municipal service programs, their acceptance by the colleges, relevance to the job market, and the need for articulation. Riverside, with six other colleges, offers Career Progression, a pilot program in supplementary training, particularly useful to Head Start personnel. Contra Costa College reports development of a New Careers program, with a common core curriculum to be supplemented by specific courses for several occupations. Pasadena City College describes its Community Development curriculum emphasizing community experience. Merrit College, among the first to train the disadvantaged for public service jobs, regards the New Careers program as an agent of change in the community colleges. San Diego Community College concentrates on developing a public service curriculum to train and educate the disadvantaged for subprofessional occupations. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Local Self Government, Berkeley, CA.