ERIC Number: ED195293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Metropolitan Community Colleges and the New Partnerships in Educational Development.
Ellison, Nolen M.
Like community colleges in other urban centers, Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) serves as a bridge for the individual between public school, work, and higher education; an educational broker; and a builder of networks of educational institutions, businesses, and human development agencies. CCC has responded to Cleveland's socioeconomic decline and to the high proportion of minorities, women, and economically disadvantaged in its student population with an educational program which includes: (1) a CCC-Cleveland Public School vocational education articulation project; (2) a cooperative program undertaken by local government, business, labor, and CCC to train workers for Cleveland's machine tool industry; (3) a computer-assisted learning system funded jointly by CCC and the Control Data Corporation; (4) an annual youth development and education program sponsored by CCC and area community planning and employment service agencies; and (5) the Urban Metropolitan Development Institute which focuses on neighborhood educational development and special outreach efforts. In order to efficiently exploit the strategic position of the community college in urban development, a new federal-local partnership is required whereby the Department of Education pools federal resources to identify and meet the needs of metropolitan educational development in conjunction with local agencies and community colleges. (JP)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Computer Managed Instruction, Educational Development, Educational Responsibility, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Urban Improvement, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)