ERIC Number: ED158787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Directions for the Future: An Analysis of the Community Services Dimension of Community Colleges. Community Colleges, Community Education Monograph #2.
Young, Robert B.; And Others
In 1976 the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Center for Community Education conducted a survey to investigate community education/services at community and junior colleges nationwide. Questionnaires were sent to 1,275 public and private two-year colleges; response rate was 61.7%. Results of the survey are divided into sections covering: an overview of community education; the identity of community education and the impact of different program names upon success; the effect of college size; the relevance of college location in a region of the nation and in urban or rural environments; the differences between public and private institutions; the control of public colleges by local, state/local or state offices. The final sections present a summary and conclusions, a list of general concerns, and models for the most and least successful community education programs. Results indicated that successful programs were generally linked to large (more than 8,000 students), public institutions located in the suburbs of major cities in the north central or western regions of the country, and controlled by state/local agencies. Other elements of success were a program administrator with no other institutional responsibilities, and diversified funding. The survey form is appended. (TP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Education, Community Services, Financial Support, Governance, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Program Administration, Questionnaires, Regional Characteristics, Rural Education, School District Autonomy, Small Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Urban Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Office of Community Education Research.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Center for Community Education.
Note: Also issued as Community Education Series Cross Reference Volume 4, Number 2, by the Office of Community Education Research, University of Michigan