Community College Movement in Perspective: Teachers College Responds to the Truman Commission

Overview

Community colleges are the great American education success story of the 20th century. This account of their origin, the vision of the Truman Commission, and the enduring role played by Teachers College, Columbia University is both informative and entertaining. As we move forward in the 21st century, the community colleges will be teaching more than half of the post-secondary students. Knowing the history and understanding the purpose of the institution will be important to all involved in the education ...

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Overview

Community colleges are the great American education success story of the 20th century. This account of their origin, the vision of the Truman Commission, and the enduring role played by Teachers College, Columbia University is both informative and entertaining. As we move forward in the 21st century, the community colleges will be teaching more than half of the post-secondary students. Knowing the history and understanding the purpose of the institution will be important to all involved in the education community.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810845381
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin S. Quigley, spent a quarter of a century in film trade journalism as a reporter, reviewer, editor, and publisher before starting studies at TC where his principal dissertation sponsors were Donna Shalala and Walter E. Sindlinger. His dissertation was an early study in the politics of higher education: "The Government Relations of Five Universities in Washington D.C." From the time of graduation he taught higher education subjects to teachers and administrators at Baruch College of the City University of New York, Seton Hall University, and TC where he was a visiting professor in 1990. Thomas R. Bailey is the George and Abby O'Neill Professor of Economics and Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also the director of both the Institute of Education and the Economy and the Community College Research Center. Professor Bailey, who earned his Ph.D. in labor economics from MIT, is an expert on the economics of education, educational policy, community colleges, and the educational and training implications of changes in the workplace. He has served as a consultant to many public agencies and foundations including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Congress office of Technology Assessment, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, and several state and local economic development and educational agencies.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Truman Commission Chapter 5 1 The U.S. Scene in 1947 Chapter 6 2 Origins of Two-Year Junior Colleges Chapter 7 3 Teachers College and the Associate Nursing Degree Chapter 8 4 How to Do It Guidelines Chapter 9 5 Ralph R. Fields Chapter 10 6 Walter E. Sindlinger Chapter 11 7 Michael Brick Chapter 12 8 Joseph N. Hankin Chapter 13 9 Community Colleges and research at the Turn of the Century Chapter 14 Appendix A Biographies Chapter 15 Appendix B Dissertations List Chapter 16 About the Authors

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