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ERIC Number: ED012585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 50
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STATUS OF AND NEED FOR TECHNICAL-INSTITUTE PROGRAMS IN THE PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE.
SMITH, NATHANIEL D.
THE DATA SOURCES WERE (1) A QUESTIONNAIRE MAILED TO ALL PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES LISTED IN THE 11TH EDITION OF THE "COLLEGE BLUE BOOK," (2) CATALOGS AND BULLETINS OF SELECTED COLLEGES, AND (3) LITERATURE IN THE FILED. A 52-PERCENT RESPONSE INDICATED THAT 70.7 PERCENT OF THE INSTITUTIONS OFFERED TECHNICAL INSTITUTE CURRICULUMS IN 1956, AN INCREASE OF 134 PERCENT IN THE DECADE, AS COMPARED WITH A 45-PERCENT GROWTH IN NUMBERS OF JUNIOR COLLEGES. THE DEMAND FOR BETTER EDUCATED AND MORE HIGHLY SKILLED MANPOWER WAS BASED ON THE FACTORS MOST FREQUENTLY CITED--(1) INTEREST IN INDUSTRY, (2) INTEREST IN STUDENTS, AND (3) STATE OR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID. THE MOST EVIDENT PROBLEM WAS THE LACK OF EFFECTIVE VOCATIONAL COUNSELING. LOSS OF CREDIT WHEN TRANSFERRING TO OTHER CURRICULUMS WAS ANOTHER DETERRENT. NINETY PERCENT OF THE INSTITUTIONS REPORTING INDICATED THAT GENERAL EDUCATION COMPRISED ABOUT ONE-FOURTH OF THEIR TECHNICAL INSTITUTE CURRICULUMS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT NEED FOR PERSONNEL TRAINED AT THIS LEVEL HAS INCREASED AND THAT THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE PROGRAM OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE WILL CONTINUE ITS GROWTH. THIS REPORT IS A SUMMARY OF A MASTER'S THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NORTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE, 1966. (JP)
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Authoring Institution: Northwestern State Coll. of Louisiana, Natchitoches.
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