Preparedness and America's International Program Volume 66

Preparedness and America's International Program Volume 66

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...by legislative appropriations--thirty-seven of these fifty-one offering single lectures or courses; thirty-five conducting local classes in elementary, collegiate or advanced subjects, credit or non-credit; thirty-two giving correspondence-study courses, twenty of these including both credit and non-credit work; eighteen offering assistance to elementary schools notably in the establishment of continuation, vocational and industrial branches, seventeen assisting in the formation of debating clubs and supplying library aids; twenty-eight engaging in municipal and community service of many types. A more recent inquiry made in order to bring the statistics of extension up to date for the National University Extension Association, shows certain definite advances: first, in the number of institutions offering one or more forms of Extension service; second, in the number of students enrolled in classes or in correspondencestudy courses, particularly the increase in numbers studying for credit; third, in the variety of types of Extension activity due in part undoubtedly to the growing demand for the many divisions of state, municipal and community service; and fourth, in the enormous total increase in expenditure. The three universities, Columbia, Chicago, and Wisconsin, and the Philadelphia Society mentioned as inaugurating extension service between the years 1889 and 1892 are conspicuous in having continued their work consistently from the beginning. Though, as in the case of other early attempts, the course of their development experienced fluctuations, and though from time to time their methods were changed either in form of service or in administration, yet they remained in existence and are now acknowledged leaders among the institutions...show more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884345
  • 9781236884343