ERIC Number: ED340293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Secondary Colleges in the Small States of the Commonwealth. A Pan-Commonwealth Meeting (Castries,
Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).
This report summarizes the conclusions and outcomes of a meeting on Post-Secondary Colleges in the Small States of the Commonwealth, organized by the Commonwealth Secretariat. The report describes the current trend towards the establishment and development of postsecondary colleges in the small states of the Commonwealth, explores the reasons for the creation of these institutions, and discusses the processes and procedures which have been followed in their establishment. The organization, management, and financing of multi-purpose colleges are also examined as well as the ways and means by which the range and level of courses and programs are determined. The potential for delivering courses in new and more diverse ways is also discussed followed by the implications of institutional change for the professional development of college staff. The critical importance of developing college linkages nationally, regionally, and internationally is stressed, followed by consideration of aid and cooperation among colleges, ministries, and regional and international institutions. General recommendations and major conclusions are highlighted, and a set of specific follow-up proposals are listed. Appendices include lists of participants and reference documents. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Administration, Colleges, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Development, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Regional Cooperation, Staff Development, Trend Analysis, Universities
Publications Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HX, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commonwealth Secretariat, London (England).