ERIC Number: ED026052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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L.V. Koos: His Contribution to American Education During Half a Century.
Conger, George R.
This dissertation is a study of the life and works of L.V. Koos. It covers his personal history, the course of his education, and his professional qualifications. It discusses his influence, both personal and professional, on other educators, as shown by the quoted opinions of his students and colleagues. He first gave his attention to the grades normally associated with high school and only later examined the upper and lower ends of this stratum, which eventually became the junior high and the junior college. Thus, although he is best known as a junior college expert, he always considered himself a specialist in secondary education. The study contains a critique of his professional writings. He has written 22 book reviews for six different professional journals; has written or edited 25 bulletins, yearbooks, and surveys; has authored or co-authored 16 books for ten publishers; has published 132 articles in 38 journals. His writings are assessed under six headings and his research methods are examined according to (1) the nature of his treatment, (2) the nature of recommendations and their consistency if repeated, and (3) his presentation of notable opposition to his ideas. Koos was a Dewey pragmatist. He wanted to make realistic opportunities available to American youth and saw the upward extension of the high school as the best instrument of democratization. Unable to investigate all relevant matters as intensively as he wished, he encouraged others to pursue the necessary research. (HH)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational History, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Graduate School.