ERIC Number: ED253285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Major National Societal Trends Likely to Affect the Marin Community Colleges through the Year 2000. Societal Factors Affecting Education.
Stetson, Nancy E.
Societal trends likely to affect the Marin Community Colleges (MCC) through the year 2000 are examined in this study of college planning for the next 5 years. Following information on the background, significance, and procedures of the study, a review is presented of six publications, selected for their particular relevance to the community college field, which identify more than 50 major national demographic, economic, political, social, and technological trends. Results are organized and discussed in six categories, based on the nature of the trends and the timelines over which they were projected: (1) demographic projections through the 1980's; (2) demographic projections through the year 2050; (3) economic projections through the year 2000; (4) political projections; (5) social projections; and (6) technological projections through the year 2000. Next, ways in which these findings relate to the planning assumptions in MCC's master plan are discussed, in the areas of staff and program development; basic skills, critical literacy, and computer usage; business and professional training; planning and evaluation; financial stability; support services; and access. Finally, recommendations for improving MCC's planning processes are made. (LAL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Economic Influences
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.