ERIC Number: ED030409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Research Within and Without the Junior College.
Cohen, Arthur M.; Gaddy, Dale
Junior College Research Review, v3 n8 April 1969
This report contains two essays on the extent and import of current research for junior college personnel. Both authors write from the vantage point of the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges at the University of California, Los Angeles. After surveying the literature inputs at the Clearinghouse, Cohen concludes that there is a serious lack of professional dialogue within the junior college. He isolates five general characteristics of current literature: (1) there is a posture of defensiveness, (2) much of the literature focuses on means, rather than ends, (3) there is a belief that the junior college can do nearly all jobs of community education, (4) the question of junior college identity is still unresolved, and (5) the most definitive examinations of the junior college are coming from writers outside the field. Cohen makes a plea for dialogue in depth and indicates significant issues in junior college education that deserve research. Gaddy explores the thesis that research outside the junior college has important implications for the junior college, and provides summaries of several research studies at UCLA to support his thesis. Sources of research information are listed. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.