ERIC Number: ED312000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-16
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges in Technical Education/Training and Economic Development: A National Forum. Report and Recommendations.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
In 1987, a national roundtable was held to discuss ways in which two-year colleges can help foster productivity and economic development. This report contains the background papers used to initiate group discussions, an overview of the highlights of the roundtable, and the recommendations of participants. Following introductory comments on the roundtable, the three issue papers are provided: (1) "Preparing for Change," by Pat Choate and J. K. Linger, which examines trends in technology, trade, and demographics and their implications for education; (2) "Technical and Community Colleges: Catalysts for Technology Development," by Stuart Rosenfeld, which offers brief descriptions of regional, state, and local initiatives in technology transfer, technical assistance, brokering, research, development, testing, the creation of a high-tech learning environment, worker retraining and skills upgrading, and continuing education; and (3) "Preparing Technicians for a Competitive Work Force," by Daniel M. Hull, which advocates cooperation between community colleges and high schools to develop "2 + 2" articulated curricula and presents a training model to address the interdisciplinary skills needed by advanced-level technicians. In addition, the report provides summaries of roundtable discussions and a list of the 11 resulting recommendations. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.; Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Center for Occupational Research and Development, Inc., Waco, TX.
Note: Report developed for The American Seminar III, "Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges: Key Partners in Economic Development for the 21st Century. The National Roundtable" (Nashville, TN, July 16, 1987).