ERIC Number: ED052768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A History of the California Public Junior College Movement.
Reid, Alban Elwell, Jr.
In an effort to identify trends that might be used to improve the future of public junior college education in California, the history of the junior college movement in California is traced. A general survey of the literature is made, along with a detailed review of the addresses and writings of California educational leaders, legislative programs, and institutional records. Based on the findings, it is concluded that: (1) junior colleges in California have enjoyed rapid growth because they have catered to the needs of their communities; (2) state lawmakers, while recognizing the importance of the junior college, have done little to solve the financial problems created by its continued growth; (3) the junior college must take drastic steps to solve its financial problems if additional tax support is not provided; (4) imposition of fees and tuition charges may deny educational opportunity to those who need it the most; and (5) failure of the junior college to meet the needs of these individuals may force the organization of a new type of institution financed by the federal government. Several recommendations are made having to do with program organization and strengthening of financial support. (Author/CA)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Trends, History, Two Year Colleges
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Note: Doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California