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ERIC Number: ED195318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Questioning the Community College Role. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 32.
Vaughan, George B., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n32 Win 1980
These nine articles question the community college's fulfillment of its educational and social roles. George Vaughan summarizes the writings of prominent critics of the community college and suggests that two-year college educators analyze and profit from their criticisms. Burton Clark reconsiders the community college's "cooling out" function and even less desirable alternatives, such as preselection and guaranteed graduation. After recapping the major points made in "Dateline '79," Arthur Cohen plots trends for the 1980's. Richard Johnston considers the negative social impacts charged to the community college and proposes an alternative system of postsecondary education. William Neumann and David Riesman present a profile of the "community college elite," that is, those community college transfer students who graduate from selective, independent senior colleges. David Breneman and Susan Nelson look at the way the community college mission is affected by patterns of public financing. Robert Templin, Jr. and Ronald Shearon discuss two theories of the relationship between social stratification and education, and review studies providing evidence in support of and against charges that community colleges support the status quo. Steven Zwerling considers the influence of growing numbers of adult, part-time students on the community college. An ERIC bibliography on the community college mission concludes the monograph. (AYC)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.