ERIC Number: ED201354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Street Smart Educator.
Turner, Anita P.
The goals, services, and administration of North Shore Community College's (NSCC) Center for Alternative Studies (CAS) were the subject of the workshop described in this report, which was conducted by the National Council of Community Services and Continuing Education. After the workshop's agenda is presented, the text is provided of CAS Director Anita Turner's discussion of the characteristics of the adult, nontraditional students served by the Center and her description of the nontraditional outreach approaches used to reach them. This is followed by Nancy Murphy's outline of the alternative services offered by the Center to accommodate the special needs of adults with family and job commitments: (1) assessment of prior experience for which credit may be granted; (2) credit by examination; (3) General Educational Development (GED) testing; (4) individualized learning contracts; (5) internships and career exploration; and (6) independent directed study. The remarks of four former CAS students, who discussed the value of the program to their personal and professional lives, are presented prior to Joseph Boyd's examination of the economically depressed area served by one of the Center's branches and of the grassroots efforts made to gain community support. Outlines of the goals and objectives of the Center and NSCC conclude the report. Three exhibits are appended, providing program guidelines for students; sample learning contracts and forms; and a faculty payment policy statement. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Shore Community Coll., Beverly, MA.
Identifiers: General Educational Development Tests
Note: Workshop presented at the National Council of Community Services and Continuing Education Conference on "Creating New Markets" (Boston, MA, October 20-22, 1980).