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Classrooms on Main Street

reviewed by James W. Altman - 1966

coverTitle: Classrooms on Main Street
Author(s): Harold F. Clark, Harold S. Sloan
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In their recent book, Classrooms on Main Street, Harold F. Clark and Harold S. Sloan discuss private, nondegree-granting institutions devoted to instruction in some specialty. They estimate that in 1964 there were about 35,000 such "specialty" schools in the United States, patronized by more than 5,000,000 students, and involving tuition in excess of $125,000,000. Clark and Sloan mention more than 500 areas of instruction under such headings as business and industry, the skilled trades, semi-professionals, personal and protective services, and recreational and leisure-time activities. Five claims are made for Classrooms on Main Street. Namely, it: 1. Puts specialty schools in perspective in the contemporary American educational scene. 2. Is a potential aid to counselors and others advising students concerning life careers. 3. May suggest career possibilities to students. 4. May provide revelation to educators. 5. May help public administrators bridge the gap between men and jobs by identifying unsuspected sources of facilities, talents, and experience. Perhaps a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 68 Number 3, 1966, p. 268-268
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2213, Date Accessed: 8/11/2020 3:27:16 AM

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