ERIC Number: ED159947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the University With Respect to Enrollments and Career Opportunities, Admission Policies, Continuing Education and Community Colleges. AACC Policy Studies. Study No. 1.
Barbeau, Maurice; And Others
A study of postsecondary education in Canada considers admission policies, the relationship between university programs and career opportunities, continuing education, and the relative roles of universities and community colleges. Three problems are discussed: the economic situation which calls into question the value of the high cost postsecondary system with its uncertain economic benefits, the changed nature of the secondary school curriculum, and the decline in the traditional university age population. The nature and purpose of universities are considered with respect to the liberal arts and sciences, professional schools, and graduate education. The need for continuing education, types of study, and the need for greater organization of the educational system are discussed. Postsecondary institutions by provinces are described and are compared to the university systems with regard to admissions and academic programs. National policy issues considered include accessibility, transferability, and rationalization and coordination. Possible roles in educational planning and coordination of the Federal government and the Council of Ministers of Education are discussed. Recommendations are offered on all of the topics. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Articulation (Education), Career Opportunities, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).