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History of Community Colleges

  • Mark Drummond
Part of the Outreach Scholarship book series (OUTR, volume 7)

Abstract

The idea of placing the lower division general education study in a “junior college” is credited to Henry Tappan, president of the University of Michigan in 1851. Numerous other educators including William Rainey Harper of the University of Chicago and David Starr Jordan of Stanford suggested following a modified European model wherein the universities would offer the higher-order scholarship and “junior college” would offer lower level academic and vocational education. Harper was involved in the formulation of the first public two year college which was opened in 1901 in Joliet, Illinois.1

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Community College Service Learn Junior College Cooperative Education Unify School District 
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References

  1. 1.
    Eells, W.C. (1941). Present Status of College Terminal Education. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Junior Colleges.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Los Angeles Community College District (2000). Los Angeles Community Colleges Fact Sheet. Los Angeles, CA: Office of Institutional Research and Information.Google Scholar
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    Los Angeles Community College District (2000). Los Angeles Community Colleges Fact Sheet. Los Angeles, CA: Office of Institutional Research and Information.Google Scholar
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    City of Los Angeles, (1999). Poverty Demographics of the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Almanac. Los Angeles, CA.Google Scholar
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    Los Angeles Community Colleges Fact Sheet; Office of Institutional Research and InformationGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Drummond
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Angeles Community College DistrictUSA

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