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ERIC Number: ED386120
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
The Seamless Flow.
Wolfson, Gloria K.
This paper examines some of the issues that have led to the "balkanization" of higher education, in that community colleges, colleges, and universities often have very different standards, transfer policies, and degree requirements. Students who complete programs at community colleges and who wish to go on to a baccalaureate degree are often forced to retake many of the courses they took at the "lower level." It argues that if higher education is to effectively serve students, educators need to create an educational system that is seamless and which allows a natural progression from one level to the next. The paper advocates the need for more effective institutional cooperation, more universal articulation agreements, and an end to academic elitism that considers community colleges and their students to be inferior to four-year colleges and universities. (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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