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ERIC Number: ED223266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Guiding the Educational Program.
Cohen, Arthur M.
A discussion is presented of the role of educational leaders in determining directions and priorities in the fields of community, compensatory, and collegiate education in the community colleges. The first section addresses the colleges' failure to integrate compensatory education fully within the curriculum and raises 10 agruments as to why this may bave been the case, including the cost, lack of faculty support, lack of articulation with secondary schools, faculty inability to teach literacy, too much experimentation, too few demands made of students, inconsistent standards, inappropriateness of tests, inadequate support services, and the inappropriateness of the community college as a place for developmental education. Each of these criticisms is examined, and counter-arguments are posed. The second section presents problems faced in community education, including difficulties of definition, changes in funding patterns, articulation with other programs, and lack of leadership. The third section considers collegiate education, examining the decline of courses and programs for which academic degree credit is offered, raising questions regarding the future of the transfer function, and presenting methods to strengthen college-level courses. Finally, the role of college leaders in addressing these problems of community, compensatory, and collegiate education is examined. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A