The North Carolina community college system : its inception - its growth - its legal framework

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Albert Pultz Lochra (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to historically document the background, statistical growth, organizational changes, and legal foundation of the North Carolina Community College System. The period of the study is from 1963 through 1976. However, historical scope required inclusion of material predating 1963. Information and documentation supporting the study came from a variety of sources including books, manuals, magazine and newspaper articles, pamphlets, reports, speeches, laws, letters, interviews, and a questionnaire. Emphasis was given to taped interviews with five men prominent in forming, organizing, and developing the Community College System. A review of the literature revealed that a popular desire for upward social and occupational mobility led to the development of comprehensive community colleges in North Carolina. Current policies and practices of the Community College System were studied. A survey of the future of the system was attempted by examining current issues and merging them with the thoughts and predictions of writers and practitioners in the community college field.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Community colleges $z North Carolina
Technical education $z North Carolina
North Carolina Community College System

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