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ERIC Number: ED016481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 6
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THE CATHOLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE--PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS IN THE CHANGING EDUCATIONAL SCENE.
BERG, MOTHER M. MAJELLA
IN 1965, OF THE 68 CATHOLIC 2-YEAR COLLEGES, 48 WERE DEVOTED SOLELY TO PREPARATION FOR PRIESTHOOD OR THE RELIGIOUS LIFE, 17 WERE PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES, AND ONLY THREE WERE COMMUNITY COLLEGES. LIMITED CATHOLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGE MOVEMENT IS DUE TO (1) LACK OF GOOD COUNSELING IN HIGH SCHOOLS, (2) STUDENTS' LOW APPRAISAL OF THEIR OWN ABILITIES, (4) SIMILAR LACK OF SELF-ESTEEM AMONG THE FACULTY, RESULTING IN POOR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION, AND (5) A PREFERENCE FOR THE COLLEGE TO BECOME A WEAK 4-YEAR INSTITUTION INSTEAD OF A STRONG 2-YEAR ONE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD BE ALLEVIATED BY (1) A MORE REALISTIC SYSTEM OF GRADING STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS, (2) EDUCATION OF THE CONSTITUENCY TO THE NEED FOR RELATING THE COLLEGE'S GOALS TO THE MAINSTREAM OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE MOVEMENT, AND (3) AN ANALYSIS OF THE COLLEGE'S PARTICULAR STUDENT AND FACULTY RESOURCES. THESE CORRECTIONS WOULD RESULT IN AN IMPROVED IMAGE OF THE CATHOLIC COLLEGE, RECOGNITION OF ITS CONTRIBUTIONS, ACCEPTANCE OF ITS GRADUATES BY 4-YEAR COLLEGES, AND, CONSEQUENTLY, MORE STUDENTS. THE SMALL LIBERAL ARTS JUNIOR COLLEGE MUST MAINTAIN ITS PARTICULAR DISTINCTION BY (1) EMPHASIS ON SUPERIOR TEACHING, (2) A STRONG GUIDANCE PROGRAM, (3) ENCOURAGING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES IN THE STUDENTS, (4) PERFORMING A VALUABLE SCREENING SERVICE FOR THE 4-YEAR INSTITUTION. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION BULLETIN," VOLUME 62, NUMBER 1, AUGUST 1965. (HH)
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