ERIC Number: ED080111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Solutions for the Seventies: An Analysis of Competency-Based Learning and Cluster Colleges. A Report of the National Dissemination Project for the Community Colleges.
In order to realize the goal of full opportunity that open admissions implies and to meet the needs of new types of students, we must restructure our educational institutions to meet the needs of individuals. Factors underlying the need to restructure are: (1) analysis of results of credit by examination shows that no particular method of college instruction is measurably preferred when evaluated by student examination performance; (2) tuition fees, which must be kept low to realize the open-door policy, are rising rapidly but still do not begin to meet expenses; and (3) statistics show that we keep out, drop out, and turn off more people than we graduate. Two examples of the response from community colleges to the need to restructure are: (1) competency-based learning--Minnesota Metropolitan State College and Vermont Community College; and (2) the cluster college concept--New York's Rockland Community College, California's Chabot Community College, and Illinois's DuPage Community College. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.