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ERIC Number: ED015052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct-23
Pages: 3
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THE RAPID GROWTH OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND THEIR ACCESSIBILITY IN RURAL AREAS.
ELDRIDGE, DONALD A.
THE COURSE OFFERINGS IN SOME JUNIOR COLLEGES FAIL TO MEET ADEQUATELY THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF RURAL YOUTH. A STUDY IN 1964 REVEALED THAT ONLY TWENTY OF THE SEVENTY JUNIOR COLLEGES IN CALIFORNIA OFFERED TRAINING IN AGRICULTURE, ALTHOUGH THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED "DIRECTORY OF JUNIOR COLLEGES" SHOWS AN INCREASE TO SIXTY. FURTHER STATISTICS REVEAL THAT 253 OF THE 750 JUNIOR COLLEGES THROUGHOUT THE U. S. ARE OFFERING VARIOUS AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS, INCLUDING TRAINING FARM MACHINERY TECHNICIANS, FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT, AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, MARKETING TECHNOLOGY, FISHERY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT, CITRUS FRUIT PRODUCTION, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, DAIRY TECHNOLOGY, AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN. ACCORDING TO SNEPP, WRITING IN "THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MAGAZINE", JUNIOR COLLEGES CAN PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS NEEDED FOR A RAPIDLY CHANGING AGRICULTURE BY--(1) FORMULATING AND COORDINATING ON A STATEWIDE BASIS, (2) PROVIDING A SEPARATE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT WITH A HEAD OR CHAIRMAN, AND (3) HAVING AT LEAST SIX FULL-TIME INSTRUCTORS AND A MINIMUM ENROLLMENT OF 120 STUDENTS IN EACH AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL OUTLOOK CONFERENCE ON RURAL YOUTH, OCTOBER 23-26, 1967, WASHINGTON, D. C., SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE U. S. DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE, HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, INTERIOR, AND LABOR, OEO, AND THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON YOUTH OPPORTUNITY. (ES)
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