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ERIC Number: ED469515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 133
Abstractor: N/A
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The Community College System in Canada with a Focus on Assiniboine Community College, Brandon Manitoba.
Razzaghi, Aliasghar
This report traces the historical development of the college system in Canada and identifies the nature, roles, similarities, and differences that exist in the provinces and territories. It also discusses whether the provincial system in Manitoba has mirrored the developments on the national level. In order to ascertain this, an examination of the programs and organizational development of Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, Manitoba was undertaken. Special attention was paid to the extent to which the college maintained its initial principle of being responsive to changing community needs while confronting both internal and external influences. The study determined that ACC has delivered programs consistent with its mandate. In response to the 1993 Roblin Commission Report recommendations, ACC has increased its offering of diploma programs, credit transfer arrangements, and student mobility between institutions. Although the total participation rate in programs has increased, Aboriginal student and sequential student participation rates have significantly dropped in comparison to the years prior to the Roblin Commission Report. Recommendations are made for further investigation of these findings. Ten appendixes contain: 5 organizational charts; a map of the Manitoba Community Colleges geographic area; a map of the Assiniboine Community College geographic area; a table of programs offered at Assiniboine Community College (1960-2000); and a provincial comparison of community college structures. (Contains 128 references and 6 tables.) (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada