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ERIC Number: ED220116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education and the Community College.
Skavery, Stan
Drawing upon relevant literature, this paper addresses various aspects of the administration, design, and evaluation of community service programs in community colleges. First, the paper considers administrative issues. It proposes an administrative structure for the Community Services Division, outlines the duties of the dean and director of community services, and discusses the application of management-by-objectives within the proposed administrative structure. After profiling the mission and characteristics of a fictional community college, the paper proposes a model community services program, which includes the use of facilities and services by the community, community educational services, assistance in community development, and the provision of cultural and recreational activities. The following sections focus on elements of program design, emphasizing the importance of community involvement, of designing a community-based curriculum with an orientation to the educational needs of the future, and of formulating learning activities relevant to community needs and appropriate for adult learners. Next, the many populations seeking service from the community college are profiled, and emphasis is placed on the variety of educational opportunities required of effective community service programs. Finally, the paper considers the evaluation of community service programs in terms of objectives, administrative responsibility, and methods. (KL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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