ERIC Number: ED308894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Vision 2000: A Framework for Reviewing the Mandate of Ontario's System of Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology.
Ontario Council of Regents, Toronto.
An introduction is provided to Vision 2000, a project initiated by Ontario's Minister of Colleges and Universities to review the mandate of the province's Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT). Section 1 discusses the challenges facing Ontario's educational system, the minister's mandate to the CAAT Council of Regents, and the objectives of the Vision 2000 project. Section 2 examines the three phases of the project. First, study teams will assess the current status of the CAAT and conduct an environmental scan based on projections of the cultural, economic, demographic, and social contours of the year 2000. Second, the study teams will examine the economic and social role of education and, specifically, the CAAT. The final phase will articulate a vision for the system and outline policies needed to make the vision a reality. After explaining the role of Vision 2000's steering committee, section 3 examines the questions to be considered by each of the project's five study teams. The charges of the teams are to: (1) develop an empirical portrait of the CAAT; (2) define the economic role of the CAAT in the context of a transformation in the nature of working life; (3) consider the issues surrounding the social role of the CAAT with respect to the diverse communities which colleges both serve and depend upon; (4) explore the prospects for organizational change within the individual colleges and the system as a whole; and (5) consider the linkages throughout the educational system from kindergarten to graduate school. Finally, the report underscores the importance of the work of the study teams in influencing policy formation. A timetable and list of Vision 2000 participants are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Council of Regents, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada