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ERIC Number: ED046389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 194
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Change and Resistance to Change: A Case Study of Latent Transfers in a Community College.
Ford, Charles Willard
This study asserts that 2-year institutions, which of necessity establish a pragmatic philosophy of concern for the immediate, must examine their goals and direction. The study hopes to clarify the philosophical debate between the transfer and the career function of the 2-year institution. The fundamental question is whether a single-purpose institution, dedicated to the task of preparing students for immediate employment of a technical nature, can serve the function of a comprehensive institution, considering student choice upon exit. The study focuses on the latent transfer student and the institution. Students who transferred into a B.A. program at a 4-year college from a career program in a 2-year (terminal) college were examined by a questionnaire. The structure of the study was based on the open-system approach theory. A review of related literature concluded that for two-thirds of the latent transfer students the 2-year college is quite functional, their greatest problem being loss of credit in the transfer process. This report points out important factors in the background of latent transfers, the sources of influence in their educational lives, their plans for education, and the time their educational decisions were made. The study concludes that the 2-year college not only can, but has, become a comprehensive institution serving vocational and preparatory functions. (CA)
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Note: Ph.D. dissertation