ERIC Number: ED176832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
International Developments in Post-Secondary, Short-Cycle Education: Report of a Wingspread Conference convened by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges in cooperation with the Johnson Foundation at Wingspread (Racine, Wisconsin, October 25-27, 1978)
Fersh, Seymour, Ed.
At the "International Developments in Post-Secondary, Short-Cycle Education Conference," attention centered on the common interests of community colleges in the United States and institutions with like roles in other countries. Among the mutual interests and topics discussed were: community involvement in planning and conducting programs; changing needs for trained workers; lifelong learning; basic literacy education; problems of reaching disadvantaged adults with educational programs; use of professionals as part-time teachers; sending students to work and learn with practitioners at work sites; and opportunities for international cooperation and technical assistance among institutions providing short-cycle programs. Representatives from the following countries discussed advancements, trends, and problems on a national level: Netherlands, Great Britain, Iran, Taiwan, Jordan, Norway, Australia, India, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, Barbados, Costa Rica, and Ireland. Much discussion centered on programs for adults and variations in problems and approaches from country to country. Among examples presented were: the Open University in Great Britain; study circles in Norway; correspondence courses in India; language variations in Iran; teacher shortages in Venezuela; and experiments with new modes of teaching in several countries. The report concludes with a review of recent United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO) activities in the field of non-formal, post-secondary education. (Author/AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Community Colleges, Conference Reports, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Problems, English for Special Purposes, Foreign Countries, Foundations of Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, D.C. 20036 or The Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin 53401 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United Nations Economic and Social Council