ERIC Number: ED021522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-4
Reference Count: 0
Development of Scientific Manpower by Community Colleges.
Blocker, Clyde E.
The labor force in the 1970's and 1980's will call for proportionately more service workers, clerical personnel, and professional and technical workers. Increasing percentages of women in the labor force will continue during the last half of the 20th century. Implications for junior colleges are inherent in such developments. Along with the demand for additional post-secondary training has come a rapid increase in college enrollments--too rapid for many existing colleges and fostering the establishment of new ones. Typically, community college students are less bookish and read less than do university students, are from lower income families, and tend to make vocational and educational decisions later than those who attend 4-year institutions. With the sudden growth of post-secondary institutions, a critical and growing shortage of professional personnel has appeared--particularly in engineering, business education, psychology, and vocational subjects. Not only must more teachers be recruited, but more teachers must be obtained who understand the characteristics of the students they are to teach, the institution's functions, and the teacher's adjustments necessary for effective functioning within the organization's milieu. The author lists some of the more pressing needs of community colleges and suggests appropriate responses. (DG)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Needs, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Science Education, Scientific Personnel, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Note: Paper presented at the conference on science education and the junior college (Chicago, March 29-30, 1968).