ERIC Number: ED421179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Forces Motivating Institutional Reform. ERIC Digest.
Yee, Jennifer Agnes
This digest provides an overview of forces, both internal and external, driving change on community college campuses. External agents of change are: (1) societal needs and expectations, which are shifting toward multicultural diversity; (2) international competition, requiring that workers be highly skilled in adapting to international cultures; (3) educational competition, urging community colleges to contend with the private education sector in providing workforce training; (4) technological developments and the need for students to gain technological literacy; (5) legislative action that alters educational policies and practices; and (6) funding, with trimmed budgets and decreased public investment in education at the same level. forces include (1) changing academic values, with an emphasis on outcomes-based learning; (2) faculty, and the increasing importance of their relationships with students; and (3) a curricular reform that values multiculturalism. Though change is inevitable, providing accessible, quality education remains the unified goal of all community colleges. (Contains 12 references.) (YKH)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Competition, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Technology, International Relations, Job Training, Organizational Change, Outcome Based Education, School Funds, Social Change, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.