ERIC Number: ED206341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-11
Reference Count: 0
Hard Times for Recurrent Education? Predictions for California during the 1980's.
Pickens, William H.
Recurrent education may be defined as formal education provided outside of the traditional academic context for the purposes of: (1) continuing education in professional and vocational fields; (2) part-time instruction toward an academic or vocational degree; and (3) personal or social development. In California, while state policy encourages recurrent education, the University of California and the California State University and College system offer only student-fee-supported continuing education. Only the community college system has offered state-supported continuing education. Since 1978, post-Proposition 13 funding reductions have caused significant declines in the provision of community services by the community colleges, causing many to forecast a bleak future for recurrent education. However, when considered in its entirety, recurrent education is rapidly expanding. Most large corporations, all levels of government, and the military are all increasingly providing educational opportunities for their employees. In addition, there are numerous examples of voluntary and informal associations and educational brokering services facilitating recurrent education. Therefore, the major challenges for the 1980's are how to inform individuals of these opportunities, how to meet their schedules and needs, and who will pay for what kinds of recurrent education--the student, the state, the private sector, or social service agencies. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented to a Seminar on the Cost and Financing of Recurrent Education (Palo Alto, CA, July 11, 1980).