ERIC Number: ED105937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
From Class to Mass Learning. New Directions for Community Colleges, No. 7.
Birenbaum, William M., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n7 Fall 1974
The movement from exclusive and elitist educational systems to systems catering to the masses is a recent and global phenomenon. The United States leads the world in its commitment to formal education for the masses; however, this movement from class to mass education has exposed and cut deeply into some of the most basic unresolved problems of American life. This sourcebook focuses on the movement, the problems it has created, and the implications of these problems for community college educators. The articles presented deal with the need to redesign educational systems so that they address the needs to know, both how to live and how to make a living; the need to retain liberal arts in higher education; the community college's development as an institution which helps to maintain the existing class structure; governmental influence on curriculum development and instructional design; the creation of a new community college in Illinois; whether community college functions might be better performed by new organizations with different names; and the need for a balance between a sense of local roots and a sense of world community. A review of additional pertinent literature and a bibliography are also provided. Contributors include: Dabney Park, Jr., L. Steven Zwerling, Arthur M. Cohen, W. A. Koehnline, Melvin J. Mirkin, Seymour Eskow, John Caffrey, Janet Bloom, Marcia Boyer, Leslie Purdy, and William M. Birenbaum. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Educational Trends, Equal Education, Government Role, Liberal Arts, Nontraditional Education, Open Enrollment, Social Class, Social Discrimination, Social Stratification, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 651 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94111 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.