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ERIC Number: ED125710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 20
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Developing Coherent Community Colleges: Some Problems and Recommendations.
Yelvington, James Yowell
Now that the enrollment increases of the 1960's have levelled off, community colleges have the opportunity to develop institutional coherence--to develop harmonious interrelationships among the multiple purposes and programs adopted by the college at various times in response to divergent community needs and pressures, and to communicate an understanding of these interrelationships to all concerned parties. One of the major difficulties involved in developing institutional coherence lies in the nature of the prevailing concepts related to the community college. "Transfer education,""terminal education,""general education,""occupational education,""adult education,""developmental education,""community services," and "guidance" are all considered as distinct functions and are too seldom recognized as vague and overlapping terms; as a consequence, those who fail to perceive the interrelatedness of the several functions tend to discount the importance of those activities from which they feel relatively remote and to allow lines of communication to atrophy. An additional source of difficulty lies in the organizational scheme of the college; here, again, the functions are treated as distinct entities with no relationship to each other. Methods of alleviating these problems and of arriving at a strong identity for community colleges are discussed. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Books
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