ERIC Number: ED237033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-16
Reference Count: 0
Education for a Productive Role in a Productive Society. Presentation to the National Commission on Excellence in Education. (Public Hearing, Denver, Colorado, September 16, 1982).
Dickinson, C. Gordon
The role of Colorado community colleges in preparing people for a more productive role in society is discussed by a representative of the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. The following problems are identified: the increasing costs of providing quality education, and financial problems within the state's rural communities. The following recommendations are offered: a public commitment to the pursuit of excellence in education is needed; education should be a cooperative effort among schools, the community, and business and industry; changes in education should be undertaken to keep pace with technology; and student leadership development activities should be emphasized as an integral part of training programs. It is noted that over 10,000 students enrolled in vocational education programs receive part of their training in schools and part in on-the-job training in industry. In some cases, business and industry provide training equipment to educational programs. In addition, Colorado has occupational training programs jointly funded by the state, federal government, and private industry. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado; Excellence; National Commission on Excellence in Education
Note: For related documents, see HE 016 810-813.