ERIC Number: ED242468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Dream of South Mountain.
Leon, David Jess
It is hoped that the development of South Mountain Community College will have significant impact on the South Phoenix community (Arizona) which has an urban and minority population characterized by lower educational level, lower income, and higher unemployment than populations in other portions of the county. The community college is expected to draw at least 4,000 full- and part-time students, 70% of whom will probably come from low-income families and 60% from ethnic minority groups. Ethnic/racial composition of the college is estimated as 36% Mexican American, 24% Black, 2% Native American, 37% Anglo American, and 1% other. Six major areas of educational programs and services will be transfer/general education programs, occupational programs, developmental educational programs, continuing education, cultural/community services, and counseling/student support services. The college philosophy embraces the concepts of lifelong learning, uniqueness of individuals, guidance of the community in determining the college mission, offering of educational services, and development of supportive and community services. Ten goals have been outlined, including serving the multicultural community with varied socioeconomic levels in a rural/urban environment by providing programs and services which meet individual needs. (MH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Anglo Americans, Blacks, College Curriculum, College Programs, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Ethnic Groups, Institutional Characteristics, Low Income Groups, Mexican Americans, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Urban Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Mountain Community College AZ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association (San Francisco, CA, April 1980).