ERIC Number: ED435426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Track: Community Colleges in India.
Alphonse, S. Xavier
This book provides information on the concept and practice of community colleges in both the United States and India. It is intended to serve as a guideline for the development in India of institutions and programs modeled after American community colleges. The foreword discusses the findings of a survey of colleges in India on vocational/technical education. Sixty-three of 88 colleges responding offer vocational courses. Part 1, Points of View, presents a collection of brief essays relating the role of American community colleges, the community college model, the development of the Indian community college, and community needs in India. Part 2, The Inspiration, focuses on community colleges in the United States. This section discusses American colleges, national statistics, important issues and programs, and curricula. Part 3, The Need for Community Colleges in India, presents national education statistics and policies, the higher education system, and community needs. Part 4, The Feasibility of Community Colleges in India, discusses important findings and recommendations. Part 5, The Existing Experiments of Community Colleges in India, reviews 3 case studies from Canara Community College, Pondicherry University Community College, and Madras Community College. Contains 36 references. (RDG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Education, Developing Institutions, Educational Change, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, International Education, Modernization, Systems Development, Two Year Colleges
All India Association of Christian Higher Education, 39, Institutional Area, D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110 058, India. Tel: 011-5506190; Fax: 011-5555033.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: India Assoc. of Christian Higher Education, New Delhi.
Identifiers - Location: India; United States