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ERIC Number: ED200281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Promises and Perils for the 1980s. Junior College Resource Review.
Watson, Norman
Drawing upon recent documents in the ERIC collection, this literature review examines emerging educational trends that will have an impact on community college planning during the 1980's. Introductory material discusses the demographic, governmental, technological, and administrative factors that influence college planning. The review then summarizes the salient features of descriptive and/or research reports dealing with advances made by community colleges in 11 specific planning areas: (1) reorganizing programs and services to meet the needs of older, nontraditional students; (2) identifying the factors that influence student retention; (3) determining the causes of grade inflation; (4) furthering cooperative efforts with community agencies and industries; (5) examining the impact of state-level program coordination and financing patterns; (6) promoting literacy development; (7) programming for reentry adults; (8) enhancing international education; (9) determining the role of the humanities in the community college curriculum; (10) utilizing computers for administrative and instructional purposes; and (11) coping with tax limitations. Summary conclusions are then provided, which urge colleges to expand their programs for older adults; exploit emerging technologies; enhance cooperative efforts with community agencies; and improve basic skills and literacy programs. A 28-item bibliography is included. (JP)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.