ERIC Number: ED187412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Familiar Functions in New Containers: Classifying Community Education. Topical Paper Number 71.
Brawer, Florence B.
Various traditional and non-traditional educational delivery systems are identified and examined in this effort to provide a uniform system of definitions and categories for community college services. Part I of the monograph explores the changing role of the community college, focusing on its beginnings as a transfer institution, the increased emphasis on vocational curricula after World War II, and the current concern with community-based, non-credit programs. Part II presents the results of a literature review and examination of standards set by governmental and professional associations, which reveal conflicts and overlap in the definitions of Adult Education, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Community Services, and Community Education and Community-Based Education. These definitions are provided and the programs which typically fall into these categories are described. Part II presents a classification scheme for community college education based upon the intentions and objectives of the program participant. One component of the scheme deals with educational programs, subdividing both credit and credit-free programs according to student goals. The other major category in the scheme relates to community-oriented, non-educational services and activities, such as coordination with other agencies and provision of access to college facilities and expertise. (JP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classification, College Programs, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Education, Community Services, Continuing Education, Credit Courses, Definitions, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Lifelong Learning, Noncredit Courses, Nontraditional Education, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.