ERIC Number: ED156221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
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Macrobian Children Into Swans: Community Colleges in the Future.
Scheele, D. Sam
A new conceptual model of the community college is necessary to the maturation of the community college into a significant autonomous part of higher education. The requirements for a "transformed" community college are the establishment of a lifelong relationship with its students; a reconciliation of the academic and vocational functions which have traditionally been dichotomized; a focus on generic employment skills and competencies which will prepare students for a variety of career opportunities, and methods to certify these competencies; and structural changes in instructional methods, curricular content, entry/exit policies, administration and extracurricular activities which will involve learners, faculty, administrators and staff in a greater diversity of educational experiences. The "transformed" college must identify target populations; realize that each group has different educational needs because life will demand of each a different set of competencies. Proof of competence in these areas may be more important than degrees or college credits. The curriculum must be reorganized to reflect these new priorities; time schedules must be flexible to allow students to obtain the skills at their own rate; counseling may need to be geared to helping each student establish areas of competence and topical foci which will serve as educational goals. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Engineering Technology, Los Angeles, CA.