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Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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The Public Junior College Movement in Colorado: A History, 1920-1967.
Gerber, Daniel R.
This dissertation examines the history of the founding and opening of Colorado's public junior colleges, the people influencing the movement, how the colleges were interpreted to the public, and the relationships among the junior colleges, other institutions of higher learning, the General Assembly, and the communities that supported the colleges. From 1920 to mid-1967, eight colleges were founded, of which one eventually became a 4-year college. The other seven, strongly supported by community leaders, the business community, and civic organizations, were part of the larger national movement. Before 1937, the colleges stressed continuity with the 4-year institutions; after that, they were defined as part of the state public school system. Over the years, relationships with other higher education institutions had shown conflict and competition (ranging from rejection to neglect to acceptance), rather than cooperation. In 1952, the General Assembly began to provide state funds and increased the amount into the 1960's. During the 1960's, under pressure from college leaders, the Colorado Commission on Higher Education recognized the public junior colleges as part of the structure of higher education. Final recognition and acceptance came in 1967 with the passage of the Community College and Occupational Education Act. In nearly all cases, the communities have given both verbal and financial support and the colleges have responded with educational and community services. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado