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Friedel, Janice – American Educational History Journal, 2010
One of the most remarkable developments in American education in the past half century has been the creation and rapid growth of the nation's community colleges. Built on the curricular pillars of vocational education, transfer programs, and community education, community colleges today are considered the "engines of statewide economic…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, State History, Economic Development
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Simpson, Michael W. – American Educational History Journal, 2007
The six federally financed public emergency junior colleges in New Jersey, part of the temporary relief program of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration during the Great Depression, all ceased operations as public junior colleges after only a few years in existence. Yet their study is of import for many reasons: (1) Monmouth University and…
Descriptors: Educational History, War, Veterans, Liberal Arts