An examination of the community college system in Quebec with emphasis on the colleges d'enseignement general et professionnel

O'Quinn, Augustine (1980) An examination of the community college system in Quebec with emphasis on the colleges d'enseignement general et professionnel. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study was conducted in four CEGEP colleges in Quebec and at the DIGEC (General Direction for College Education) division of the Ministry of Education to investigate Quebec's community college system since its inception in 1967. The study focused primarily on administrative structure, program offerings, finance, and student services at DIGEC and at the colleges of Sainte-Foy, Lennoxville, Dawson, and Hauterive. -- Data were obtained through a structured interview comprised of 29 questions exploring all aspects of college education in Quebec. This structured interview was conducted with key administrative personnel at DIGEC and the four colleges. Various campus libraries also provided valuable information, especially the library at Lennoxville. -- Today there are 116,000 college students in Quebec, costing nearly $500 million. The Quebec Government and its people readily admit to shortcomings in their college system, but the experiment has helped move Quebec into the twenty-first century. Quebeckers contend that money invested since 1967 has been money well invested and their college system will continue to expand until every citizen in Quebec has access to a college education. -- Although a unique form of post-secondary education has evolved in Quebec, where general and professional programs are conducted on the same campuses, excessive control by DIGEC has made program development at the college level very difficult. If Newfoundland decides to initiate the community college concept in the 1980's, it will have to give colleges the power to initiate their own programs under a college commission formulated to oversee all college operations in this province. Individual colleges must also be able to revise and change programs as the need arises in their particular locality.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7750
Item ID: 7750
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 92-96. -- QEII has photocopy.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1980
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Qu├ębec (Province); Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Community colleges--Quebec (Province); Public universities and colleges--Quebec (Province); Community colleges--Newfoundland and Labrador

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