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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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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 componentand 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."


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Copyright 1980 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Tasmania, 1981. Bibliography: l. 378-397

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