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ERIC Number: ED038972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 15
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Do Curriculums Reflect Purposes?
Smith, Ralph B.
This study considers the nature and frequency of curricular offerings in 758 junior colleges in the United States. Courses are classified as transfer, occupational, or comprehensive (both transfer and occupational), and tables are provided showing how frequently a course was offered, its relative ranking based on the frequency, and the percentage of colleges offering these courses. Upon comparing these 1967 figures with similar tables constructed for 639 schools in a 1962 study, the following general observations are made: most significant increases in curricular offerings were found among the occupational courses, although the number of junior colleges with such offerings has not substantially increased. In addition, while occupational education receives increased attention at the public junior college, the current emphasis there is clearly on transfer courses, as it is to an even greater extent at the private junior college. Concluding, the author suggests that a greater emphasis must be placed on occupational education at the junior college level if national needs are to be met. [Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.] (JO)
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