ERIC Number: ED540323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Reference Count: N/A
National Conference of Junior Colleges, 1920 and First Annual Meeting of American Association of Junior Colleges, 1921. Bulletin, 1922, No. 19
Zook, George F. Ed.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
One of the most striking features of higher education in recent years has been the great increase in the number of students attending the colleges and universities. Where the higher institutions have reached a student enrollment of several thousand, the question has been raised seriously as to whether such institutions should not devote themselves primarily to courses in the latter two years of college and to graduate and professional work. At the same time, the students and educational facilities in large secondary schools have increased so greatly as to make it possible, with some additions in faculty, buildings, and equipment to do the first two years of college work. There are many educators who contend that from a pedagogical point of view such an extension of the secondary schools is natural and justifiable. Certain it is that a considerable number or privately supported colleges with inadequate means to support four years of college work have voluntarily dropped the second two years of the college curricula, and are confining themselves to a six year program composed of the four years of high school and the first two years of college. In view of the increasing discussion of the junior college and its implications in the possible reorganization of secondary and higher education, the former Commissioner of Education called the first conference of representatives from junior colleges at St. Louis Mo., June 30 and July 1, 1920. Dr. George F. Zoo, the bureau's specialist in higher education was in charge of the conference and has edited the proceedings which, together with certain papers from the first annual meeting of the Junior College Association formed at St. Louis. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, High Schools, Two Year Colleges, Conferences (Gatherings), Postsecondary Education, Military Schools, Public Colleges, College Curriculum, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Standards, Educational Administration
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States