ERIC Number: ED055588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The College of the Whole Earth.
Cohen, Martin J.
The College of the Whole Earth proposes a utopian alternative for community colleges to insure personal success of the people in their own community and in the world. A raison d'etre for this approach is shown in mankind's growing realization of the earth's limited resources. A multi-campus community college structure could respond to the new problems revealed by man's greater awareness. Such an institution would increase the relevancy of education to many of today's youth and more deeply involve them in the surrounding community. As such, the community and problems associated with its socio-economic structure would constitute the college's core curriculum. Several information collection and dissemination activities would be basic to the school's programs. They would (1) provide channels for information flow about the community's life and economy, (2) examine alternative ways of solving community problems, (3) examine ways of developing community resources, and (4) stimulate a community information influx from worldwide sources about similar problems. Six staff members are critical to the organization's administration: (1) librarian, (2) technical director, (3) research coordinator, (4) counselor, (5) community coordinator, and (6) general secretary. Instructional/research programs would be time-oriented to four 10-week quarters and would make use of gaming models. (AL)
Descriptors: Administration, Decentralization, Educational Improvement, Experimental Colleges, Organizational Change, Relevance (Education), School Community Relationship, School Organization, Two Year Colleges
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