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The Community College Movement


reviewed by John D. Millett - 1963

coverTitle: The Community College Movement
Author(s): R. R. Fields
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This volume is another attempt to portray that unique segment of the American system of higher education which seems increasingly these days to be labeled a community college. Professor Fields finds the distinctive element of this particular organizational device in its "community-centered" educational program. He contrasts this point of view with that of the liberal arts college and the large university as a separate attitude guiding a distinctive endeavor. In setting forth the characteristics of the community college, Fields uses three descriptive words: democratic, comprehensive, and community-centered. It is democratic by being low-cost, geographically and socially accessible, and non-selective in admission. It is comprehensive by offering college and university transfer courses, terminal or semiprofessional courses, and adult education. It is community-centered in support and control, in utilization of community resources, and in community service. In this particular, the author stresses the adaptability of the community college to the peculiar social and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 65 Number 1, 1963, p. 84-84
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2737, Date Accessed: 1/23/2020 8:47:13 PM

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