ERIC Number: EJ1114860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Moberly Junior College, the Four-Year Junior College
Wilson, Kristin Bailey; Ford, Cristi D.
History of Education, v45 n6 p739-757 2016
In Leonard Koos's book, "The Junior-College Movement", he described the establishment of a junior college in an American public school district as the "culmination of the local school system", alluding to the prestige associated with having a junior college in a community. The best-known example of this arrangement was in Pasadena, California where the combined high school and college operated for 27 years. Less well known is the four-year junior college in central Missouri called Moberly Junior College (MJC). MJC operated as a combined high school and college for 36 years from the autumn of 1931 to the autumn of 1967, the longest running four-year junior college in the United States. This case study of the college examines how the seamless transition between high school and college was accomplished, and what changes in the institution and the educational environment led to the eventual dissolution of the four-year junior college.
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, High Schools, Case Studies, College Bound Students, Educational History, Educational Change, Historiography, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Curriculum, Enrollment, School Holding Power, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Student Experience, Minority Group Students, Tuition, Fees, Educational Facilities, Efficiency, School Administration, Teachers, Democracy, Equal Education, Reputation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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