ERIC Number: ED156253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Institutional Commitment to Funding Adult Learning Programs.
Gollattscheck, James F.
When a community college commits itself to adult education it must commit itself to three tenets: (1) that continuing lifelong learning is no longer an option, but rather a necessity, for individuals and communities; (2) that a community college must take its direction from the needs and wishes of its community and work to meet these needs in every possible way; and (3) that the ultimate goal of education should be to create and maintain not an educated society but a "learning" society. In order to implement these tenets through a program of community-renewal education, the community college must have funding, which has traditionally been very hard to get for avocational noncredit courses and activities not structured as courses. It is essential that all members of the board, administration, and faculty support the idea of a community-based institution, and that the public and legislature value lifelong learning in all its aspects before funding becomes a possibility, whether through federal aid, cooperation with other community agencies, private gifts, private foundations or user fees. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech given before the National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education Conference (Miami, Florida, May 17-19, 1978)