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ERIC Number: ED014962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 19
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Reference Count: 0
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THE CITY COLLEGE.
BISSELL, CLAUDE; AND OTHERS
DETERMINATION OF THE FUNCTION OF A NEW EDUCATIONAL UNIT MUST BE BASED ON CONSIDERATION OF FIVE POSITIONS--(1) THE TRADITIONALIST POINT OF VIEW THAT STUDENTS WHO SHOW THEMSELVES TO BE QUALIFIED FOR THE UNIVERSITY SHOULD HAVE PRIORITY TREATMENT, (2) A PHILOSOPHICAL ARGUMENT THAT THE VALUE OF EDUCATION IS RELATED TO ITS QUALITY AND THAT DEMOCRATIZATION OF EDUCATION HARMS SOCIETY IF IT RESULTS IN A LOWERING OF EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS, (3) A SOCIOLOGICAL STATEMENT THAT EDUCATION IS GOOD FOR ALL AND SHOULD STRESS GENERAL RATHER THAN SPECIFIC ASPECTS, (4) THE PSYCHOLOGIST'S REASONING THAT GENERAL EDUCATION IS GOOD, BUT THAT VOCATIONAL GOALS ARE WHAT KEEP PEOPLE IN SCHOOL, AND (5) THE POLITICALLY-ORIENTED BELIEF THAT APPROPRIATE EDUCATION, RESPONSIVE TO PUBLIC DEMAND, MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO DEMONSTRATE CAPACITY TO PROFIT FROM IT. FOR ONTARIO, THE EXAMPLE OF THE AMERICAN COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DOES NOT SEEM APPROPRIATE. RATHER, THE UNIVERSITY BOUND STUDENT SHOULD GO TO THE UNIVERSITY RATHER THAN AN INTERMEDIATE INSTITUTION, AND THE NEEDS OF NONUNIVERSITY STUDENTS SHOULD BE MET IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, VOCATIONAL CENTRES, AND THE NEW COLLEGES OF TECHNICAL AND APPLIED ARTS (OR "CITY COLLEGES"). TRANSFERS TO THE UNIVERSITY FROM THE TECHNOLOGICALLY ORIENTED INSTITUTIONS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Committee of Presidents of Province-Assisted Universities and Colleges, Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers: CANADA; ONTARIO