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The Organization of the Junior College as an Agency of Democracy

by Catherine Bullard & Grayson N. Kefauver 1931

MUCH progress has been made during the last twenty years toward achieving a democratic secondary education.1 We are now not only serving many not formerly cared for, but we have developed a program which makes more adequate provision for those served. We are no longer content to conceive secondary education as education for a selected group intent upon entrance to college and to ignore those without capacity or inclination for work in the traditional academic type. The point of view has changed from that of selection of the few who are adapted to a narrow academic program of education to the education of the many, with curricular provision of types and levels of work to serve the different needs represented in the heterogeneous student body. From the selection of the few, we have moved to the distribution of the many to the types of work which best serve their needs. This program has necessitated the development of a highly differentiated program of training in the senior high school, a pre-exploratory program in the junior high school, and a guidance program throughout the secondary school to provide the basis for the distribution of students to the subjects, curricula, and schools that best serve their needs. Adequate curricular materials have not yet been developed for all groups and only the beginnings have been made in providing guidance service in many schools. However, the acceptance of the responsibility and the progress that has already been made augur well for the development of more adequate educational opportunity for all adolescent youth.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 33 Number 3, 1931, p. 251-261
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 7150, Date Accessed: 7/20/2018 8:38:30 AM

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