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ERIC Number: ED060832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 18
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Community Colleges and Non-Traditional Study.
Gould, Samuel B.
The author, Chairman of the National Commission on Non-Traditional Study, points out that the community college has a unique but undeveloped opportunity in the area of non-traditional study. The traditional view that only private institutions are and can be innovative must be altered since: (1) the line dividing public and private institutions is becoming increasingly blurred; (2) the record of private colleges bringing about innovative educational change is spotty; and (3) the private colleges serve a dwindling percent of the total population and only institutions forced to deal with large numbers can be expected to explore new methods of education. The community college, still new enough to be flexible, more readily reaches populations who have encountered barriers to traditional education and are, therefore, interested in non-traditional study. Other aspects of the community college conducive to non-traditional study are the lack of time limits on degrees and courses and its experience in counseling a wide variety of students. The author concludes by listing 17 societal needs to be fulfilled by the community college. (MN)
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Note: Speech presented to the Sixth Annual Conference for Community College Presidents held at Charlotte, North Carolina, July 25-28, 1971 and sponsored by the Univ. of North Carolina and the State Board of Education