Growth Of An American Invention: A Documentary History Of The Junior And Community College Movement

Hardcover | February 1, 1986

byThomas Diener

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:267 pages, 9.48 × 6.18 × 1.04 inPublished:February 1, 1986Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313249938

ISBN - 13:9780313249938


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?The junior college came into being during the late 19th century to filter underprepared students away from the emerging American universities. These new two-year institutions were conceived to enable the university to replicate the German model of specialized scholarship and graduate studies by eliminating the need to provide freshman and sophomore studies.... Diener's documentary history includes a sampling of all voices--from Henry Tappan and William Rainey Harper, who tried to Germanize the American university, to community college boosters such as Doak Campbell and Roger Yarrington, to critics such as Gregory Goodwin and Fred Pincus. The introductory materials and the bibliographic essay contribute significantly to this essential volume. Essential, as these documents are otherwise virtually inaccessible. For academic libraries serving graduate students and upper-division undergraduates.??Choice