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ERIC Number: ED105946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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Junior University College Movement in Ceylon.
Kintzer, Frederick C.
This document describes the developing Junior University College system in Ceylon. Six institutions, resembling American community or junior colleges, were established in 1969 to fill Ceylon's manpower needs not met by her universities, technical colleges, and teachers' colleges. The Junior University College's three-fold aim includes imparting essential knowledge, supplying vocational skills, and encouraging the intellectual enrichment of citizens. Two-year diploma programs included traditional academics, as well as programs for filling manpower shortages in crucial industries. Personal development is stressed, with emphasis on preparation for "manhood as well as manpower." The document includes consideration of the language problem (staff members translate books and materials into Sinhala and Tamil, while students' English improves via voluntary speech classes and peer tutoring); student services, emphasizing educational and career counseling; teaching methods, which include demonstrations, discussions, role play, and tours, as well as more traditional methods; and community services. (ER)
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