ERIC Number: ED413028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Access to the California Community Colleges. A Technical Paper for the 2005 Task Force of the Chancellor's Consultation Council.
Access to California Community Colleges (CCC) was examined in order to assist the 2005 Task Force of the Chancellor's Consultation Council develop strategies to address the expected economic, cultural, and demographic changes California will undergo between 1997 and 2005. Access to education will become increasingly important to California as technological change will require more residents to obtain a postsecondary education. Education can also help equalize the growing wage inequities in the state. Currently, CCCs are providing California adults their lowest level of access since the late 1960s, even though the state still ranks among the community college access leaders across the United States. Moreover, the mission of the CCCs could expand to include economic development (particularly job training for former welfare recipients), increased English as a Second Language instruction, and the assumption of remedial instruction responsibilities from the California State Universities and the University of California. To meet California's educational and social needs, service rates must increase by 2005, adding at least 238,000 more students to the 1,860,000 expected in 1997. Contains 25 references and 18 charts. (YKH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Institutional Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Policy Analysis, Statewide Planning, Technological Advancement, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.