ERIC Number: ED342432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunity with Excellence: The American Community College.
Melling, Geoffrey; And Others
Coombe Lodge Report, v20 n8 1988
This report presents the impressions of three British further education specialists about American community colleges, articles by two American educators, and insights on the applicability of features of U.S. community colleges to Great Britain. First, "Community Colleges and Post-Secondary Education in the U.S.A.," by Geoffrey Melling, provides an overview of American higher education, discussing features distinguishing American and British higher education; the comprehensive community college mission; management, planning, and finance; and Miami-Dade Community College. Next, "Cash + Change = Survival + Success," by Leslie Koltai, discusses the effects of quality control, cultural diversity, institutional flexibility, financial control, demographic shifts, technological change, and changing life styles. "Success under Duress--The College and the Community," by Brunetta Reid Wolfman, describes Roxbury Community College in terms of historical background, staff development approaches, the impact of Boston's racial/cultural diversity and high unemployment rates, and problems related to racism, administration, and community relations. "Preparing for Change: Access and Progression," by Frank Griffiths, highlights the major structural changes about to be imposed on the British educational system and offers recommendations on mission, educational access, comprehensiveness and universality, and validation and accreditation. "Student Services in the USA," by Geoffrey Melling, focuses on remedial education in American community colleges. "Colleges and Employers," by Ernest Theodossin, examines the relationship between and expectations of British colleges and employers. Finally, "The American Experience and the United Kingdom," by Geoffrey Melling draws conclusions about community colleges and the future of higher education in Great Britain. (AC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Adult Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Institutional Characteristics, Postsecondary Education, Remedial Programs, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Further Education Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)