By Harold S. Wechsler

ISBN-10: 0807740527

ISBN-13: 9780807740521

This attention-grabbing heritage of 1 tuition innovation recounts the painstaking labours of these prepared to assist at-risk early life reach our advanced society. Harold Wechsler examines the center collage move via concentrating on a quarter-century of development on the first heart university. all started in 1974 at LaGuardia neighborhood collage in ny, this profitable replacement university has on account that been greatly replicated and tailored in the course of the state. somebody attracted to the approaches of academic reform will locate this desirable tale and Wechsler’s in-depth coverage research to be crucial analyzing.

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74). Walter Crosby Eells (1931b), a Stanford professor of education, dismissed Hall’s theory “as having little if any bearing on the question of the relative merits of the two-year or four-year junior college” (p. 313). Administrators as easily might use a stage theory to justify the ascendant pattern: a distribution requirement completed in the first two years of college, followed by a major—both completed in the same institution (Veysey, 1973). Ignoring the existence of stages was perilous, advocates replied.

Soon after coming to LaGuardia in 1971, Lieberman met with CUNY Acting Chancellor Timothy Healy, who noted that the significant and per- Coming Together: Open Admissions and Philanthropy 29 sistent New York City high school dropout rate limited the potential benefits of CUNY’s new Open Admissions policy (Shenker, 1992). He asked Lieberman to design a program to increase LaGuardia’s enrollments. After reading the works of G. Stanley Hall, Leonard Koos, Ralph Tyler, and the Four-Schools Committee on reconfiguring secondary and higher education, Lieberman proposed that LaGuardia sponsor a middle college aimed at atrisk students (Summary of Activity, 1972).

1). But the school would award the high school diploma at the end of the 12th year, thereby permitting students to remain at LaGuardia or to apply to other colleges, including any other CUNY unit. Students completing the 14th year could transfer to a senior college within CUNY; students wishing to leave before completing 12th grade could move to a regular city high school. The proposal assigned remedial instruction—anticipated as necessary for two-thirds of entering 10th graders—to the secondary level.

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