ERIC Number: ED315117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A New Frontier in Education: A Concept Paper.
Phillips, Roy G.
This concept paper on plans for a new campus of Miami-Dade Community College in the city of Homestead's downtown redevelopment area discusses the history of the Homestead community, its planned economic growth, the community's educational needs, planning assumptions, and curriculum plans. Introductory material explains that the new campus has potential for contributing to the revival of the downtown community; creating equal access and opportunity for people who may not otherwise aspire to higher education; and integrating a unique campus design into the overall redevelopment of the downtown area. Homestead has a 60% non-Hispanic White, 20.6% African-American, and 19% Hispanic population; 35.96% of the city's residents aged 25 years or older graduated from high school; and the 1980 average median household income was $14,797. An integral part of the campus's service area, the Homestead Air Force Base, has an approximate population of 4,000 military personnel, 10,000 dependents, and 1,100 civilian personnel. Community leadership and joint planning between the college and community are necessary to help the campus serve as a center for educational, cultural, and social events. In addition, programs must be related to individual and community needs; the campus must attract students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, ages, and income groups, and faculty must be screened for their commitment and ability to reflect the community's ethnic diversity and talents. The college plans to offer programs and services in the following areas: (1) academic support; (2) precollegiate skills development; (3) general education development; (4) professional development; (5) technical development; (6) administrative; and (7) learning resources. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Homestead Campus.