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ERIC Number: ED018225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 3
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OPEN-DOOR COLLEGE OR OPEN-DOOR CURRICULUMS.
ROUECHE, JOHN E.; SIMS, DAVID M.
THE "OPEN DOOR" OR UNRESTRICTED ADMISSION POLICY OF MOST JUNIOR COLLEGES IS TOO FREQUENTLY EXTENDED TO THE BELIEF THAT THE STUDENT SHOULD HAVE UNRESTRICTED CHOICE OF PROGRAM. THUS STUDENTS OFTEN ENROLL IN PROGRAMS AND WORK TOWARD EDUCATIONAL GOALS FOR WHICH THEY ARE UNQUALIFIED. THE "SALVAGE" FUNCTION OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE DEMANDS SELECTIVE PLACEMENT OF STUDENTS IN PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUMS CONGRUENT WITH THEIR ABILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND. THE STUDENT MUST BE HELPED TO FACE THE REALITY OF HIS SITUATION, AND THE COLLEGE HAS A MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY IN HELPING HIM TO ASSESS HIS QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRANCE TO THE COLLEGE. A RELATED FUNCTION OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE IS ARTICULATION WITH HIGH SCHOOLS, INCLUDING PROVISION OF INFORMATION ABOUT PROGRAMS AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES OF TERMINAL PROGRAMS. AN OBLIGATION OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE IS PLACEMENT OF STUDENTS IN PROGRAMS IN WHICH THEY HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF SUCCEEDING AND TO HELP STUDENTS OUT OF PROGRAMS IN WHICH THEY WILL PROBABLY FAIL. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "JUNIOR COLLEGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 38, NUMBER 5, FEBRUARY 1968. (WO)
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