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ERIC Number: ED035417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 42
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The Junior College in International Perspective.
Hall, Budd L.
The concept of the junior college is spreading rapidly throughout the world. Statistics show that educational development is positively correlated with economic development, yet educational systems often have not kept pace with technological, social, and economic developments since World War II. Junior colleges, with their flexibility of function, may be able to provide the necessary increase in educational opportunities in order to increase the middle-level manpower. Australia has recently opened several Colleges of Advanced Education to provide non-university tertiary education. Canada has junior colleges in six provinces. Great Britain has technical colleges giving occupational preparation, and sixth-form colleges giving two years of university preparation. In Japan, most junior colleges are private women's colleges. Junior university colleges in Ceylon are designed to educate students who cannot get into universities. Chile was the first Latin American nation to use junior colleges to train technical manpower. Colombia also has a developing junior college system. There are plans for the establishment of a junior college system in Kenya. Many nations have not initiated the junior college, possibly because it is not appropriate to their present stage of development. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.