ERIC Number: ED024885
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
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An Historical Analysis of the Development of Selected Areas of University Extension Programs in the United States, 1900-1965, as Related in Professional Literature.
Jessup, Michael Hyle
This study is concerned with the historical development of certain areas of university extension--credit and noncredit courses, correspondence study, and conferences, institutes, and short courses--which appear widespread and important in current extension programs. Credit and noncredit courses and correspondence study were among the earliest extension offerings. Although conferences, institutes, and short courses also developed quite early, they received new emphasis in the 1950's when institutions built or obtained continuation centers. Except for noncredit correspondence study, each area has experienced continuous growth and is offering more programs to increasingly larger student audiences. Both credit and noncredit courses have been provided to meet emerging educational needs and courses for business and industry have increased since World War II. Cooperation between the Federal government and university extension appears to be increasing. There is a growing emphasis on designing programs for specific groups. Despite the growth of university extension and its acceptance as an important function of higher education, criticism of program quality, the work done by students, and the professional laxness of instructors has long persisted. There are definite gaps in pertinent professional literature, especially on institutions which are not members of the National University Extension Association. (author/ly)
Descriptors: College Credits, Conferences, Continuing Education Centers, Correspondence Study, Credit Courses, Doctoral Dissertations, Enrollment, Extension Education, Government Role, History, Institutes (Training Programs), Noncredit Courses, Universities
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.