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Frye, John H. – Community College Review, 1993
Traces perceptions of the role of early two-year colleges, comparing the public's view of junior colleges as transfer institutions with professionals view of them as terminal institutions. Cites views of leaders of the junior college movement, faculty and staff attitudes, and popular aspirations. Updates the debate over two-year colleges' role.…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational History
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Plucker, Frank E. – Community College Review, 1987
Presents a four-stage model of the development of the community college, focusing on broad social, economic, and political changes. Calls these stages the Mutation (circa 1800-1920), the Empty Niche (1920-1950), Niche Expansion (1950-1975), and the Saturated Niche (1975-today). (DMM)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Development, Educational History
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Hurlburt, Allan S. – Community College Review, 1988
Reviews the guidelines created in 1950 for the development of North Carolina's community college system, and assesses how well the guidelines anticipated future needs. Reviews the achievements of the system with respect to vocational preparation, broad curricula, low tuition, conveniently located campuses, local initiative and control, and state…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges
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Zelenski, Joseph F. – Community College Review, 1988
Examines the new high school course requirements for admittance to baccalaureate and community college transfer programs established by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Reviews trends in admissions requirements nationwide. (DMM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Admission, College School Cooperation
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Charles, Searle F.; Wattenbarger, James L. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes the activities of the National Council of State Directors of Community/Junior Colleges and the roles of state directors and governing boards. Traces the concerns of the state directors from their first meetings in the 1960s through the 1970s, noting changes in meeting themes and in council recommendations. (DMM)
Descriptors: Board of Education Role, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational History
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Wattenbarger, James L.; Witt, Allen A. – Community College Review, 1995
Describes the debate over how and when the community college movement spread from the Midwest to California. Presents evidence that the University of Chicago's William Rainey Harper was working in 1900 to convince three California colleges to drop their upper division and become junior colleges. Considers the role of David Starr Jordan in the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Theories
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Ratcliff, James L. – Community College Review, 1986
Assesses William Rainey Harper's role in the junior college movement, covering his founding of junior colleges, his plan for educational excellence, and the impact of his ideas on curriculum reform. Sees Harper's major legacy in the distinction he clarified between the curricular organization of community colleges and liberal arts colleges. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change