ERIC Number: ED187364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Community College: Values, Vision & Vitality.
Gleazer, Edmund J., Jr.
This collection of essays devotes a chapter to each of eight issues related to the community college. The first chapter focuses on the function and mission of the community college, considering topics such as community awareness, educational opportunity, student diversity, and lifelong learning. The second chapter considers the role of the community college in community development and in improving the quality of life. The third chapter underscores the importance of cooperation with other community agencies, including education-work councils, state and local government agencies, unions, vocational schools, and health agencies. Chapter IV explores trends and issues related to lifelong learning, giving particular emphasis to older Americans and those with obsolete job skills or without formal education. Chapter V investigates that current state of legislative policies and perceptions. The sixth chapter considers several concerns related to community college finance, discussing the current cost-sensitive environment and the difficulty of maintaining local flexibility. Chapter VII addresses questions of control/autonomy, considering the views of the state, the institution, and the community. The final chapter focuses on leadership and its importance to the future of the community college. Appendix I defines concepts of lifelong learning and Appendix II outlines adult life cycle tasks and possible educational responses. (AYC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Development, Educational Development, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Governance, Institutional Autonomy, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, State Legislation, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Publication Sales, Suite 410, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Washington, DC 20036 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Shell Companies Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.