ERIC Number: ED111486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
A New Role for Community Education in the Community College Through Cooperation with Community Schools.
Weiss, Marvin W.
The role of community education is to provide educational, recreational, cultural, and other related community services in accordance with the needs, interests, and concerns of the public. Cooperation between community schools and community colleges in community education efforts should result in less duplication of effort, expanded use of facilities, better use of tax dollars, improved instruction, expanded programs, and better services. The community college's role in this cooperative effort is: (1) to support and encourage the community school; (2) to work closely with the coordinators in the various communities and offer assistance to them; (3) to offer college classes in the local school districts where there are no community schools; (4) to help coordinate a needs assessment in a community where there is no community school program; (5) to set up a curriculum for training community school coordinators or directors; and (6) to offer counseling facilities to high schools and the community at large. During the 1974-75 academic year, Clackamas Community College (Oregon) found such a cooperative program economically and educationally sound. The 1973 program proposal is appended, along with a statement of policies and procedures which should be of use as a prototype for the implementation of similar programs. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech presented to the Adult Education Association Commission on Adult Basic Education, Louisville, Kentucky, April 1974; Best copy available