ERIC Number: ED061942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
People for the People's College: Community-Junior College Staff Development, Priorities for the 70's. A Summary.
National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.
The National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development reviews and evaluates federal programs relating to the training and development of educational personnel, and this summary of their report identifies personnel needs of community-junior colleges. Several major topics are discussed: (1) the uniqueness of these colleges, reflected by their democratic-humanitarian principles, (2) the special, atypical students these colleges serve, such as the under-educated, veterans, and minority groups, (3) the need for more staff members who are qualified, competent, and dedicated, (4) the non-existent or inappropriate preservice and inservice education programs for college staff, and (5) the need for increased funding for imaginative and effective educational programs. Specific recommendations deal with the development of creative and well-designed inservice programs, using innovations such as consultants, model programs, and statewide staff development programs. These, together with preservice programs, will aid staff in their special role. It is concluded that failure to implement the necessary programs will result in an inadequate educational system. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Education Professions Development, Washington, DC.