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Community college concepts : a comparative educational analysis of the nature and development of community colleges in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K. and Australia


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Cini, Leo (1980) Community college concepts : a comparative educational analysis of the nature and development of community colleges in the U.S.A., Canada, U.K. and Australia. Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Through comparative methods the thesis will concentrate on the common
features in the nature and development of community colleges in the
United States of America, Canada and England. The insights gained will
then be used to examine the influences behind the origins and developments
of Australian community colleges.
In the case of the U.S.A. and Canada the study inevitably makes considerable
reference to developments within the broader tertiary educational
contexts in which their community colleges operate. English community
colleges, when compared with North American community colleges, present
difficulties as they operate within the secondary sector. The difficulties
are not insuperable as all"community colleges" regard themselves in
varying degrees as having some kind of special relationship however
nebulous or well-defined with a "community", particularly its adult component,and
at a general level experience similar problems in attempting
to cope with this relationship. Further, the thesis assumes that, unlike
the U.S.A. and Canada where the basic institutional patterns at the postsecondary
level have been established in most cases for at least a decade,
England is in the process of evolving new institutional patterns partly in
response to the increased demands for access to further and higher education,
particularly from the 16-19 age group. There is material in this
transitional process for comparison, albeit speculative, between North
American community colleges and some institutions such as the tertiary
colleges which show signs of adopting parallel functions at similar levels
within the broader tertiary educational sectors of England.

Item Type: Thesis (Unspecified)
Keywords: Community colleges
Copyright Holders: The Author
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Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Tasmania, 1981. Bibliography: l. 378-397

Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 00:40
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