ERIC Number: ED214564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Community Colleges in England and Wales.
Jennings, Bernard, Ed.
Community colleges in Britain are radically different in nature from their North American namesakes, offering, on a single multi-functional campus, schooling for children (usually between the ages of 11 and 18), informal social and educational work for young people, and a limited range of non-vocational education for adults. In this booklet, the development, operation, and objectives of these colleges in England and Wales are discussed. In Chapter I, Arthur Stock outlines the history of the community college, discusses nomenclature, and examines the development and operation of community education in Britain. In Chapter II, Harold Marks examines "The Roots of the Community College in England and Wales," discussing influences on its development and the range of services provided. In Chapter III, papers provided by five local education authorities illuminate the functioning of community colleges in Cumbria, Leicestershire, Devonshire, Oxfordshire, and Walsall. Chapter IV, by Harold Marks, provides an evaluation of "Community Colleges in Theory and Practice," examining their relationship to primary schools and to the community, their role in educating young people and adults, and their program content, staffing, and management. In Chapter V, Bernard Jennings' article, "Old Wine in New Bottles?" examines the operation and existing and future role of the community college within the educational system as a whole. (HB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Community Schools, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Public Education, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
National Institute of Adult Education (England and Wales), 19B De Montfort Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE England ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers: England; Wales