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Title: The setting up of the University of Malta Junior College : origins, motives and polemics
Authors: Buhagiar, Michael A.
Keywords: Education, Higher -- Malta -- Evaluation
Education, Higher -- Malta -- Aims and objectives
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty for Education
Citation: Buhagiar, M. A. (2003). The setting up of the University of Malta Junior College: origins, motives and polemics. Journal of Maltese Educational Research, 1(1), 143-166
Abstract: The Junior College of the University of Malta is the foremost sixth form institution on the Island. Specifically set up in 1995 to initiate students upon completion of their secondary schooling in methods of study appropriate to tertiary education, the College was born out of a generally recognised need to reform the local pre-university sector. However, although most people agreed on the existence of a general malaise suffocating this sector, not everyone concurred that a sixth form college administered by the University would provide the necessary cure. The present paper, which focuses primarily on the setting up of the College, sets out to trace its short yet colourful story. Right from its inception to the present days, the College’s existence has been shrouded in much bickering and polemics. Now is probably the time to take a less emotive look at these past and present events, and to plan ahead.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/28079
ISSN: 17269725
Appears in Collections:JMER, Volume 1, Issue 1
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