ERIC Number: ED188654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Communiversity of Developing Countries.
Ndyajunwoha, Gaston Z.
The "communiversity" concept was developed as a model for non-university, post-secondary, technical education on the African continent. The prototypes of the communiversity are associate-degree-granting institutions, such as technical colleges, university branches, and community colleges. Like these institutions, the communiversity's mission is characterized by accessibility, comprehensive programming, and responsiveness to the community. Similar institutions have been found on almost every continent, due to the increasing demands for extended educational opportunity and the need for technical training. The goals of the communiversity project are to test the community college idea in Africa, transfer appropriate technology, improve literacy and vocational education, and establish an International Center for Community College Education. The objectives of the communiversity are to provide career, technical, and vocational education; general education; college parallel programs; remedial instruction; adult and continuing education; and counseling and information services. The communiversity, as a community-based institution, offers a means for implementing a realistic strategy for rural development. Plans for implementing and evaluating the communiversity project, and an outline of the expected benefits conclude the report. Appendices describe related projects. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Note: Graduate seminar paper, Kent State University