ERIC Number: ED311977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Policy Development in Adult Education and Training.
Policies for educational institutions reflect social values. However, modern Canadian society is pluralistic; many values are held, and often these are in conflict with one another. Neither an appeal to the facts nor reasoned argument will reconcile such conflicts. Policy makers must think globally and act locally to ensure that all levels of society and all age groups are encouraged to participate in the processes of learning and information sharing. Common failings of locally developed policies are: (1) the use of vague or even incoherent language; (2) reliance on faulty assumptions; (3) failure to review and revise policies regularly; (4) policies that provide no guidance to administrators; and (5) failure to monitor policy implementation. By being sure of the facts, honest about assumptions, and clear in language, trustees can make significant progress in policy development. However, they must also take care to ensure that administrators are implementing policies appropriately. The Saskatchewan Association for Lifelong Learning statement on global learning is appended. (VVC)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Global Approach, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Social Values, Trustees
Cypress Hills Regional College, 197-4th Avenue NW, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada S9H 0T7 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cypress Hills Community Coll., Swift Current (Saskatchewan).
Identifiers - Location: Canada