ERIC Number: ED198877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
New Dimensions in Continuing Education Can Provide Some Concepts for Survival in the 1980's.
Ramsey, William L.
Recent, innovative trends in continuing education are presented in light of the need to provide non-traditional delivery systems for today's lifelong learner. The report first notes the integral role played by continuing education programs in meeting contemporary educational needs. It then describes the application and benefits of nine educational trends: (1) close alignment of programming with current manpower needs; (2) the recognition that students must take responsibility for their own learning, and the use of learning projects that are carried out independently with the aid of programmed materials, telecourses, and other media; (3) increased liaison with community agencies that can recruit disadvantaged segments of the population; (4) the abandonment of traditional classroom techniques in favor of communication and learning modes used on the job; (5) the utilization of educational facilities as multi-purpose community centers; (6) the development of in-service programs designed to enhance communication between college and industry personnel; (7) the encouragement of open-entry/open-exit programming; (8) the provision of community seminars on high-demand topics; and (9) the increased emphasis on program management, evaluation, and accountability. The report appendices enumerate Milwaukee Area Technical College's continuing education programs. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the CAUSE National Conference, "Productivity--A Key to Survival in the 1980's" (Phoenix, AZ, December 7-10, 1980).