ERIC Number: ED394604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Trends of Importance to California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Prepared to assist the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges in the development of its "New Basic Agenda" for 1995, this report discusses several major statewide trends with important implications for California's community colleges. Data are reviewed on population and enrollment growth, labor market and technological changes requiring community colleges to provide the workforce with new skills, economic cycles, educational funding, changing family structures, immigration and multicultural issues, and public policy. Specific trends and projections presented in the report include the following: (1) by 2000, nearly one half of California's population will be from a minority background; (2) the labor force will incorporate more women, minorities, and older workers; (3) technological change will place an increased emphasis on communications and information processing, with most of the new jobs created during the next decade requiring some postsecondary education; (4) the community college role in retraining will continue to be substantial; (5) projected increases in community college funding due to the state's economic recovery will enable curriculum and service restructuring; (6) there will be a continued demand for transfer and ESL education, vocational retraining, and basic skills education; and (7) policy changes, such as the proposed block grants for vocational education and new efforts to provide "one-stop" workforce preparation, will affect community college funding and functions. Contains 31 references. (TGI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: For a 1990 discussion of trends, see ED 321 814.