ERIC Number: ED032887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
State Master Plans for Community Colleges.
Hurlburt, Allan S.
Comprehensive plans for 19 states, in use or recommended at time of writing, were studied for this Monograph. It establishes a rationale for state master plans, analyzes relevant literature, tells who is doing the planning, describes the process of developing a plan and getting it adopted, examines the 19 plans for content, suggests ways to implement them, and identifies areas of needed research. The major purposes of a state master plan are to: show concern for the education of both adults and adolescents; define an organized system of higher education instead of a group of institutions; meet both universal and diverse needs; outline a minimum foundation program; help community self-assessment of educational needs; remove college development from political and local pressures; set priorities; insure coordination of all higher education; provide a basis for further planning; disclose areas of needed research; encourage and facilitate the systematizing of routine state services; encourage cooperative planning by both private and public schools for their mutual benefit; reveal inadequacies in current laws and prepare for new legislation; serve as a public relations instrument; and bring together laymen and professional educators in a common endeavor. The author finds it fortunate that, with state planning for the junior college needed as never before, more and more of it is under way. (HH)
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Regional Educational Lab. for the Carolinas and Virginia, Rougemont, NC.