ERIC Number: ED463794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Thai East-West Community College Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand, November 20-27, 2001). A Report.
Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.
This is a report on a workshop held in Hawaii with representatives from United States community college and the Thai Ministry of Education to help form the East-West Consortium for Community College Development in Thailand. Recommendations from the workshop included plans for a U.S. community college training team to visit Thailand and help begin the development of a community college system. The workshop focused on the internal and external structure and management of U.S. community colleges as well as the philosophy, mission, vision, and values of different institutions. The workshop looked at the role of the federal government in higher education and the roles and impact of national educational associations. The report also addresses how accreditation standards for community colleges are established, evaluated, and met. U.S. community college representatives emphasized that the strength of community colleges was their commitment to affordable, flexible, community, and industry-based programming and services. The Thai government plans to develop community colleges in all 10 provinces of the country. Development of future articulation agreements between Thailand community colleges and U.S. four-year institutions was also discussed during the workshop. The report includes information on future challenges and recommendations for Thailand community colleges. (MKF)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrator Role, Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.ccid.kirdwood.cc.ia.us/thai_east.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Colleges for International Development, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Thailand