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Kirsch, Magda – Community College Review, 2010
After an overview of the history of short-cycle education within the Bologna process, this article details the development of short-cycle higher education policy in Flanders, the largest of the three communities in the Federal Kingdom of Belgium. By developing a Flemish national qualification framework in agreement with the European qualification…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualifications, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Daale, Hans – Community College Review, 2010
Since 2006, the Netherlands has been actively engaged in a process of developing, piloting, and institutionalizing a new 2-year, short-cycle higher education degree, titled the "associate degree". This initiative evolved as a collaborative grassroots effort spearheaded by several Dutch national higher education and business organizations…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Associate Degrees, Foreign Countries
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Slantcheva-Durst, Snejana – Community College Review, 2010
This essay examines the impact of the Bologna Process on the development of short-cycle higher education in Europe, noting that the integration of short-cycle qualifications within the Qualifications Framework for the European Higher Education Area, combined with the critical place allotted to those programs in national lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Performance Factors, Regional Cooperation, Regional Programs
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Torraco, Richard J. – Community College Review, 2008
This study examines student learning experiences in nine occupational education programs at two Midwestern community colleges. Interviews with 39 program graduates and 10 of their supervisors provided information about the features of the occupational programs that were most beneficial for job preparation, those that were least beneficial for job…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Lifelong Learning, Learning Experience, Interviews
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Wang, Wei-ni – Community College Review, 2004
This article begins by reviewing the development of community education in two-year colleges. It focuses on the five major types of community education programs: adult education, continuing education, lifelong learning, community services, and especially community-based education. The article concludes by discussing the challenges community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Education, Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education
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Conti, Gary J. – Community College Review, 1984
Views community college graduates as participants in the most dynamic and democratic educational movement in history. Detects three trends presently at different levels of development interrelating to affect community college graduates: the Information Revolution, a growing antiintellectualism, and the concept of lifelong learning. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Lifelong Learning, Outcomes of Education
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Martorana, S. V.; Broomall, James K. – Community College Review, 1981
Reviews the purposes and findings of a nationwide study of state directors of two-year college systems conducted to measure the current status and future directions of statutory and administrative agency policies affecting potential community college and public school coordination and cooperation with respect to lifelong learning. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Cooperative Planning
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Hendrick, Larry – Community College Review, 1980
Argues that the community college, besides providing traditional transfer and vocational programs, should identify and meet the unique learning needs of its constituent communities through the sponsorship of community resource sharing networks. Examines the establishment and formalization of such networks under the coordination of community…
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Education
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Saul, Jean Rannells – Community College Review, 1990
Highlights the need for persons trained in the theory and skills of educating adults. Reviews the knowledge base of the field. Suggests ideas for training adult educators at community colleges, including certificate programs, workshops, short-term courses, integration of lifelong learning attitudes into all courses, and adult education advisory…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Advisory Committees, Andragogy
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Herring, William Dallas – Community College Review, 1988
Asserts that universal educational opportunity is essential to the achievement of peace and prosperity. Refutes the premise that there is no time for humanities instruction in two-year college vocational programs. Argues that well-planned and well-presented humanities instruction in programs for technicians can lead to lifelong learning after…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Humanistic Education
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Langhorst, Scott A. – Community College Review, 1997
Reviews the importance of changing the role of community colleges as the world moves into the information age. Emphasizes the importance of developing basic skills in technology and in fostering a desire for lifelong learning. Contains 37 references. (JDI)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Johnson, Philip E. – Community College Review, 1991
Argues that process education, experiential learning, and facilitative teaching provide an answer to the educational challenges posed by the information explosion. Presents an information evaluation of the experiential learning programs (i.e., internships and cooperative education experiences) offered at Pima Community College (Arizona). (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Educational Change, Experiential Learning
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Clagett, Craig A. – Community College Review, 1989
Draws from a survey of student educational objectives conducted at Prince George's Community College during registration to present a typology of student goals. Defines five types of students: job seekers, job upgraders, transfer preparers, enrichers, and explorers. Discusses implications for marketing. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Accountability, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Behrendt, Richard L. – Community College Review, 1980
Describes a survey of 17 Maryland community colleges conducted to identify the management strategies which had been most and least effective in support of lifelong learning. Discusses six successful and five less successful or untried strategies and provides eight recommendations for community colleges wishing to increase their emphasis on…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Lifelong Learning, Program Development