The Vision Of The Public Junior College, 1900-1940: Professional Goals And Popular Aspirations

Hardcover | December 1, 1991

byJohn H. Frye

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Public junior colleges grew rapidly between 1900 and 1940. During that time, nationally prominent leaders maintained that the junior college should provide a terminal education and prepare students for semiprofessional careers. But students used the junior college as a means to further education and greater professional opportunities. Frye argues that the national vision of the junior college had little impact on its development, and that the junior college evolved to meet the professional goals and aspirations of its students. Frye begins by defining the junior college and the ideology promulgated by leading educators during the first half of the twentieth century. He then places this ideology within the context of the social changes which took place between 1900 and 1940, and examines how the vision of the local junior college conflicted with the national vision. This study offers a valuable overview of the impact of shifting demographic patterns and changing social values on the development of the public junior college in its early years. Educators, historians, and all those interested in community/junior colleges will find this work remarkably lucid and insightful.

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Public junior colleges grew rapidly between 1900 and 1940. During that time, nationally prominent leaders maintained that the junior college should provide a terminal education and prepare students for semiprofessional careers. But students used the junior college as a means to further education and greater professional opportunities. ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313280010

ISBN - 13:9780313280016

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?In a well-organized, clearly written, and succinct manner, John Frye examines the formation of the ideology and vision of the junior college between 1900 and 1940. Individuals with limited understanding of this institution will find this book to be an excellent starting point to explore the professional and popular reasons for the development of the junior college.?-History of Education Quarterly