ERIC Number: ED105947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Learning Community for the Lower Mainland; Report of the Survey Committee on Community Colleges in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia.
Marsh, Leonard; And Others
This report discusses the potential development of community colleges in the Lower Mainland, British Columbia. Chapters center on the demographic characteristics and the legacy of piecemeal educational development in Vancouver; the comprehensive nature and roles of colleges, in general; the locations and multiple objectives of present and future colleges; alternative models for regional coordination; and guidelines for the development of community colleges in the Lower Mainland. The authors recommend: that Vancouver be served by two separate comprehensive community colleges and several independent vocational institutes; that several existing institutions be redefined as community colleges; that new colleges be established to adequately serve the area; and that vocational training be accorded equality of recognition and support with all other types of college instruction. A Regional Council for coordination, which would play an important role in implementing the guidelines for development, is proposed. A discussion of "community" and "region," terms the authors felt should be more widely understood by the public if the colleges are to be perceived and accepted as multi-function education centers, and various tables of data pertinent to the report, are appended. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Canada (Vancouver)