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ERIC Number: ED098857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Time Shortened Degrees. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 8.
Meinert, Charles W.
This paper examines the many aspects of the time-shortened degree programs using both a critical and analytical framework. It is shown that three-year baccalaureate programs are not a recent idea and that the use of the idea depends largely on a willingness to not view the four-year degree as something sacrosanct. While there are some dangers inherent in time-shortened degrees, which are presented, the author believes that the issue of time-shortened degrees is only one part of the larger concern about the direction contemporary education should take, and that new ideas about accommodating the perceived needs of secondary school students and the adult learner will have an impact in this area. (MJM)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Students, Colleges, Degree Requirements, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Program Length, Student Needs, Time Factors (Learning), Universities
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.