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ERIC Number: ED034518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 223
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An Analysis of Selected Factors that Identify the Two-Year College as Being More Closely Related to Either Secondary Education or Higher Education.
Palinchak, Robert Stephen
The purpose of this study was to select and analyze certain factors that identify 2-year colleges as being more closely related to either secondary education or higher education. Factors analyzed included: (1) educational terminology; (2) the influence of early 2-year colleges; (3) the changes in self-concept, program, faculty, and students the junior college has undergone as the result of changes in pattern of control and organization since 1940; (4) standards used on regional and professional levels in evaluating the 2-year college; (5) pertinent legislation and legal regulations; (6) curriculums offered; and (7) articulation, or the manner in which legislators and educators deal with intercommunication among the various levels of education. This analysis was prefaced by a review of pertinent literature that revealed historical and contemporary views of the status of the junior college in the educational hierarchy. It was concluded that the 2-year college is presently much closer in status and identity to the senior colleges and universities than to the secondary schools. The junior college is, however, an ever-changing educational innovation that selectively characterizes certain aspects of both secondary and higher education but, maintaining a still greater degree of its own character, it represents a new and unique institution of higher education. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (MB)
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Note: Master of Arts thesis