Challenge and Opportunity
295 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Jan 1995
Release Date:01 Oct 2007

Challenge and Opportunity

Canada's Community Colleges at the Crossroads

UBC Press
This book provides a critical analysis of the most significant developments in the college systems in every province and territory since 1895. With contributions by leading scholars, it addresses such topics as leadership, entrepreneurship, new forms of organization, accountability, instructional methodology, the emergence of a college culture, and education of First Nations students. Key questions are explored. How are differences in collective and individual interests to be managed? How can social, economic, and demographic realities be taken into account in managing the “intangible capital” of education? What are the best ways of ensuring opportunities for education, training, flexibility, and varied access and mobility within higher education systems?
A unique contribution to a field that has a paucity of Canadian work. Ron Faris, former Executive Director of Continuing Education, BC Ministry of Advanced Education
The subject is vital for anyone concerned with Canada's educational potential. Without this book, a full understanding of Canada’s contemporary educational capacity, problems, and prospects would simply be impossible. Hugh Stevenson, former acting Dean of Education, University of Western Ontario
John D. Dennison is a professor of Higher Education at the University of British Columbia and co-author of Canada's Community Colleges: A Critical Analysis (1986).



1 Community College Development in Canada since 1985

2 The Challenge of Leadership

3 Organization and Function in Postsecondary Education

4 Organizational Culture and Community Colleges

5 Values in the Canadian Community College: Conflict and Compromise

6 A Matter of Survival: Emerging Entrepreneurship in Community Colleges in Canada

7 Aboriginal Education in Community Colleges

8 Accountability: Mission Impossible?

9 The DACUM Technique and Competency-Based Education

10 Promise Fulfilled, Promise Pending



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