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ERIC Number: EJ818497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
National Emergency and Federal Junior Colleges in New Jersey: It Takes a Lot to Move Old New Jersey
Simpson, Michael W.
American Educational History Journal, v34 n1 p173-187 2007
The six federally financed public emergency junior colleges in New Jersey, part of the temporary relief program of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration during the Great Depression, all ceased operations as public junior colleges after only a few years in existence. Yet their study is of import for many reasons: (1) Monmouth University and Union County Community College originated from these junior colleges; (2) Returning World War II veterans obtained a liberal arts education at Paterson's New Jersey State Normal School due to the absorption of Passaic County Junior College into the normal school in 1936; and (3) Their origin provides insight into both the development of junior colleges and the nature of the federal role. To gain some understanding of these matters, this article shares the story of old New Jersey, including prior attempts to create junior colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey