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ERIC Number: ED057770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-17
Pages: 18
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Federal Trends in Higher Education, 1958-1971: The Congress Turns to the Junior Community College.
Tarbert, Jeffrey J.
Traditionally the 2-year college has been considered an extension of the secondary school system, drawing the greatest portion of its financial support from state funds designated for public education. Recently, 2-year colleges have changed status and are now identified with higher education making them eligible for federal funding. This study looks at the legislative activity of the 1950's and 60s pertaining to the 2-year college as well as examining this past year's congressional activity. Noteable enactments are the National Defense Education Act of 1958, Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963, Vocational Education Act of 1963 and the Higher Education Act of 1965. The projected Higher Education Act of 1971 has the potential of elaborating the role of government as a supportive agent of higher education. Presently, both houses of Congress have passed bills to provide more substantial operating support to 2-year colleges. Although the two bills must be compromised before final approval can be given, what remains important is that legislators have come to realize the significance and dynamics of the 2-year institution. (MN)
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Note: Seminar paper