ERIC Number: ED213443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Boston: City and Cities. A Study of Bunker Hill Community College's Primary Service Area.
Drawing from 1970 census data and other sources of information, this report provides a socio-economic profile of the service area of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC). Following an introduction, Part I analyzes the total service area in terms of population growth and density; racial composition; ethnicity; age and sex distribution; female-headed households; educational, occupational, and income levels; housing; and residential mobility. Inner belt communities (i.e., Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, and Winthrop) and outer belt communities (i.e., Malden, Medford, Melrose, Revere, and Stoneham) are then compared in terms of these demographic variables. Part II offers profiles of each of these communities with respect to the same characteristics. Part III presents a series of reflections on community characteristics and suggests: (1) joint programming among public institutions in the Boston area to meet the needs of the significant and increasing minority population; (2) curricula fostering racial and ethnic understanding through emphases on local history and culture; (3) services to adults, especially women, including the establishment of a high school equivalency program; (4) a study of business growth and occupational projections for the area; and (5) the formation of a housing institute to provide education and information and to act as a catalyst for community development. Data tables and charts are included. (KL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age, College Planning, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Resources, Educational Attainment, Educational Needs, Employment Level, Ethnic Distribution, Females, Housing Needs, Income, Individual Characteristics, Low Rent Housing, Males, Multicultural Education, One Parent Family, Population Distribution, Racial Distribution, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)
Note: Report prepared in conjunction with Bunker Hill Community College's participation in the urban demonstration project, "Urban Communities: A Team Approach," conducted by the Center for Community Education of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges.