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ERIC Number: ED022461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
[Aspects of the Junior College.]
Alt, Weston M.
This series of eight briefs on the California junior college comprises (1) an argument in favor of the name "community" over "junior" college and remarks on a college campus vs. college district and on extended-district vs. single-campus functions, (2) what makes the junior college unique and the reasons for its increasing rate of growth, (3) determining factors in the establishment of a college, including common interests and characteristics of the people in the district and an area large enough (a) to receive adequate tax support, (b) to afford efficient administration, and (c) to offer a variety of programs, (4) the advantage of a multi-campus district, offering specialization at individual colleges without loss of overall efficiency and service, (5) the benefits of an extended district permitting a broad vocational curriculum to be spread among specialized campuses, thus avoiding expensive duplication, (6) the difficulties of providing specialized job training along with a background comprehensive enough to permit future retraining, (7) the necessity for immediate acquisition of campus sites to offset rising land costs, and (8) evidence favoring the extended-area district with its broad tax base and relative invulnerability to the economic fluctuations of a small area. A preface to the series shows how, in California's tripartite system, the junior college, the state college, and the state university supplement each other. (HH)
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Identifiers: California