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ERIC Number: ED045070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 26
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Social Demand Analysis, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Manpower Analysis Converge to Present a Clear Mandate--The Open Door Must Remain Open.
Kester, Donald L.
This paper presents three arguments for maintaining the open-door policy in community colleges. One is the social demand argument. Since the Commission on Higher Education, appointed by President Truman in 1947, estimated that at least 49 per cent of the population had the mental ability to complete 14 years of schooling, various national committees and organizations have likewise supported this view. Now open-door institutions have come to be expected by much of the American public. Graphs illustrating enrollment trends over approximately the last 20 years support maintenance of the open-door philosophy. Other arguments for keeping the door open are the cost benefit and the manpower training which take into account the cost and benefit to the individual as well as the cost and benefit to society for an individual's attendance at college. Tables are included to illustrate the relationship between education and income and the amount of education demanded for various occupations. (RC)
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