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ERIC Number: ED051497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 48
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The Community Colleges and Their Communities.
Jacobs, Dorene E.
This report presents findings of a study of the learning environment and community relationship of 15 Ontario, Canada community colleges. The findings are discussed under the headings of Geography; Major Orientation--Vocation or Community; Concern for Community; Special Publics and Special Programs; Media; The College as a Learning Institution in Relation to Community; and Finances. Case studies are presented of five of the colleges. The study group found that considerable community involvement is taking place on the part of the colleges, but some colleges are more concerned with community needs than are others; and there is considerable variation in the ways in which concern is translated into actual involvement. Recommendations include: (1) the uniqueness of each college be preserved; (2) that colleges be encouraged to develop or to continue direct interest and involvement in the community; (3) that the practice of subsidizing only credit courses be reviewed; (4) more concern be given to the needs of the citizens in dealing with problems of their communities; (5) more attention be given to the learning needs of special groups, such as older people; (6) the placing of field men in different locations within an area to become better acquainted with the local people be encouraged; and (7) liaison with community organizations be continued. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Association for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Canada; Ontario