ERIC Number: ED350912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Undergraduate Education in British Columbia: Choices for the Future. Summary of Discussion Paper and Discussion Paper.
This discussion paper explores issues facing undergraduate education in British Columbia as community colleges there achieve degree-granting status and the needs of students become increasingly diverse. The paper opens by considering the undergraduate student and examining the goals of undergraduate education. The central three chapters discuss various alternative approaches to undergraduate education. A chapter on curriculum concerns the balance between specialized and general education. A chapter on learning environment argues for the importance of creating communities of learners which foster more collaboration between faculty, between students, and between faculty and students. The chapter on faculty discusses ways in which faculty working conditions and expectations influence the learning experience for students. Chapters 5 and 6 examine choices for postsecondary education that would lead to a richer, more diverse system. The concluding chapter presents a vision of a postsecondary system characterized by diversity, consisting of a few research-oriented large universities and a network of smaller alternative degree-granting institutions offering a rich variety of programs supported in principle by public policy, and developed through the creative efforts of faculty in various institutions. A summary of the paper is included. References are included for most chapters. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology, Victoria.
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Identifiers - Location: Canada