ERIC Number: ED034542
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Publication Date: 1969
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The Community College in Canada.
This report gives a brief history and statistical summary of community, junior, and similar colleges across Canada. It describes the present status of colleges in each province (or group of provinces), with specific data on governance, funding, enrollment, faculty, and purpose. The nationwide trends appear to be: (1) the promise of a college within commuting distance to everyone; (2) toward the establishment of provincial systems under one board and even, at the national level, an agency for country-wide coordination and development; (3) away from specialized colleges to more comprehensive, generalized curricula, programs for part-time day and evening students, and transfer in occupational programs between the colleges within a system; (4) for better articulation between high schools, colleges, and universities, and from high schools through (and between) colleges and universities; (5) away from the jurisdiction of school boards and direct government control, accompanied by recruitment of faculty from other than the secondary school and by increased faculty and student involvement in policy-making; and (6) toward improved counseling services to reconcile the students' aspirations with realistic educational goals. It is foreseen that Canada will support the community college as enthusiastically as it did the high school earlier in the century. (HH)
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 151 Slater Street, Ottawa 4, Canada ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada