ERIC Number: EJ633468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Rural Community Colleges: Creating Institutional Hybrids for the New Economy.
Rosenfeld, Stuart A.
Rural America, v16 n2 p2-8 Sum 2001
The rural community college has evolved into a multipurpose institution that meets lifelong learning needs and the economy's demand for information and skills. The best institutions merge an applied higher education with extension-like services for local industry. New challenges facing rural community colleges include competition from other providers, expanding student diversity, rising credential requirements, and the digital divide. (Author/TD)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Environment, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Rural Schools, Technical Education
For full text: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ruralamerica/ra162.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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