ERIC Number: ED206365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
A Look to Future Years: Prospects Regarding the Scope and Process of Community Education. Community Colleges, Community Education Monograph Number 4.
Jellison, Holly M., Ed.
These five essays share the theme that community education will become the primary focus in the continuing development of of the community college as a comprehensive, community-based institution. After Suzanne Fletcher's introduction to the monograph, Holly Jellison reviews the activities and summarizes the roundtable discussions of the Center for Community Education. The next article, "The Mycelium of Community Education: An Ideological Definition" by Robert J. Shoop, offers observations and reflections about the concept of community education and suggests that definitions of community education should focus on goals and objectives rather than on programs or strategies. Clyde LeTarte's article, "Community Education and the Community College: Problems and Promises," looks at the new place of community education in the community college mission, the factors which will influence this role, and the resulting needs in the areas of needs assessment, quality control and management, research and development, and financial support. Next, James F. Gollattscheck, in his essay, "Improving the Body Politic," envisions the community as a complex living organism and submits that learning to work with the various elements which comprise the total community should be a foremost priority for community colleges. Finally, Robert B. Young presents an analysis of a national survey of community education programs and services at community colleges, which includes the questionnaire. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Community Education, Community Services, Definitions, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, National Surveys, Two Year Colleges
Publication Sales, American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($5,00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. National Center for Community Education.