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50 Years of ERIC
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Bragg, Debra D.; Durham, Brian – Community College Review, 2012
In an era when college completion dominates the policy agenda, matters of access and equity are critically important. The allure of raising completion rates by reducing access for students thought unprepared for college and incapable of finishing is too attractive to deny. This article discusses the importance of linking access and completion to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Equal Education, Graduation
Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
In fall 2007, the state of Colorado received one of four federal grants from the Ready for College (RFC) grant program of the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), U.S. Department of Education. The Colorado (CO) SUN project (where SUN stands for Success UNlimited) was designed to identify and enhance innovative practices from Colorado's…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Transitional Programs, Community Colleges, Grants
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Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
This article presents an interview with Barbara Townsend, recipient of the 2009 Exemplary Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division J, recognizing the impact of her work on the field. The "Community College Journal of Research and Practice" ("CCJRP") has been an important outlet for sharing Townsend's work…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Interviews, Awards, Educational Researchers
Ruud, Collin M.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2011
The evolution of AB degrees has been influenced by an increased emphasis on workforce development, baccalaureate degree attainment, and transfer on the state and institutional levels. Beginning as primarily programmatic decisions made by a few institutions, over time AB degree program decisions have involved more institutions, and eventually…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Semiskilled Workers, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Bragg, Debra D.; Ruud, Collin M. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2011
To date, no research has examined the AB degree through a state policy lens or has acknowledged the scope of involvement of 4-year colleges and universities. This omission limits current understanding of the AB degree as a potential contributor to the higher education system and to the nation's college completion agenda in particular. The primary…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Dislocated Workers, Technical Institutes, Advisory Committees
Bragg, Debra D.; Barnett, Elisabeth – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2009
The Breaking Through (BT) initiative promotes an expanded and enhanced role for community colleges in providing access to college for low-skilled adults. BT is uniquely important in its systematic integration of adult education, developmental/remedial education, professional-technical education (PTE), and career planning and preparation in…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Community Colleges, Student Participation, Adult Basic Education
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Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Review, 2007
Because K-12 teacher preparation is enormously important to the future of the nation, university teacher education programs are being joined by programs at other educational institutions to address the teacher shortage. Community colleges are one of the most eager and entrepreneurial new providers. In addition to providing the first 2 years of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Teacher Education Programs
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Kim, JoHyun; Bragg, Debra D. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2008
Using Astin's I-E-O model, relationships among the input (I) variables of gender, high school percentile rank, Tech Prep participation, and high school course-taking; environmental (E) variables of academic, career and technical education (CTE), and total dual credit and articulated credit; and output (O) variables of college readiness and total…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Regression (Statistics), Predictor Variables, Dual Enrollment
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Bragg, Debra D. – Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 2006
This article examines the emergence of high school-to-college transition models, referred to as academic pathways, that regard community colleges as a primary partner for higher learning. It explores three academic pathways that deliberately partner secondary schools with community colleges. They are dual credit and dual enrollment, tech prep and…
Descriptors: Tech Prep, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High Schools
Bragg, Debra D.; Barnett, Elisabeth A. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2008
The Breaking Through (BT) initiative of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation seeks to prepare low-skilled adults, adult learners who are below college-level in reading, writing and/or mathematics, often lacking a high school diploma, and frequently low-income, to be successful in college and the labor market by strengthening and expanding policies…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Community Colleges, Adult Basic Education, Labor Market
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Bragg, Debra D.; Marvel, Matthew R. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2008
This study examined differences in the awareness, use, and perceived impact of educators, employers, and workforce training providers toward skills standards implementation in the State of Illinois. Group differences were revealed on the use of skills standards, with educators displaying significantly higher levels of use than employers or…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, State Standards, Skill Development, Program Implementation
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Mitkos, Yvonne M.; Bragg, Debra D. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2008
Using the case study method, this research investigated how the community college is perceived by high school counselors and advisors. The research considered how high school counselors' and advisors' perceptions of the community college were informed by selected school leaders, faculty, and students, and it explored how those perceptions were…
Descriptors: High Schools, Community Colleges, School Counselors, Counselor Attitudes
Baber, Lorenzo D.; Castro, Erin L.; Bragg, Debra D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
The purpose of this brief is to understand the Illinois College and Career Readiness (CCR) Act in light of David Conley's college readiness model. Although not mentioned specifically by the Illinois statute, evaluation results gathered by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL) show alignment between a number of programs…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Evaluation Methods, School Readiness, Readiness
Bragg, Debra D.; Baker, Elaine Delott; Puryear, Margaret – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2010
An educational initiative that is receiving increased attention nationally is accelerated developmental education, and the Community College of Denver (CCD) is at the forefront of this reform activity. As part of CCD's portfolio of developmental education strategies, the accelerated program called FastStart has become an important vehicle for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Student Educational Objectives, Acceleration (Education)
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Ruud, Collin M.; Bragg, Debra D.; Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
The applied baccalaureate degree, which integrates once-terminal applied associate degrees and course work into a four-year degree, is a relatively new phenomenon in higher education. This article presents findings from the first of two phases of research conducted--utilizing Kingdon's (1995) Multiple Streams framework--exploring the status of…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Associate Degrees, Program Implementation, Stakeholders
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