ERIC Number: ED316151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Evolution. Marine Corps Command and Staff College 1920-1988. Occasional Paper.
Bittner, Donald F.
The history of the curriculum of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, founded in 1920, is presented. It includes not only the progressive stages through which it evolved in almost seven decades, but also some history of the founding of the Marine Corps educational system, the shift in the mission of this service in the 1930s, and other information about the students of the college. Eight sections have the following titles: "The Marine Corps Professional Military Education: The Founding Concept"; "The 1920s: The Field Officers' Course--The Influence of the Army"; "The Fight For the Soul of the Corps: Amphibious Warfare"; World War II: Closure to Command and Staff Course"; "The Initial Post World War II Period: The Senior School"; "1964 and Beyond: The Command and Staff College"; and "The Command and Staff College in 1988". Thirteen tables provide detailed enrollment and curriculum data. Four appendices present information on: historical lineage of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College; overview of Marine Corps Command and Staff College 1988; Marine Corps Command and Staff College student body size, selected years, 1920-1988; and Marine Corps Command and Staff College academic hour load, selected years, 1930-31 to 1988-89. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Marine Corps, Washington, DC.