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ERIC Number: ED271169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Community College and Its Critics. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 54.
Zwerling, L. Steven, Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n54 Sum 1986
A collection of essays presents the updated positions of nine critics of the community college who from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s participated in a debate with two-year college proponents over many of the fundamental assumptions of the community college movement. The volume contains: (1) "From Mass to Class in Higher Education," by William M. Birenbaum; (2) "Community Colleges and Social Stratification in the 1980s," by Jerome Karabel; (3) "The Devaluation of Transfer: Current Explanations and Possible Causes," by Alison Bernstein; (4) "Vocational Education: More False Promises," by Fred L. Pincus; (5) "Lifelong Learning: A New Form of Tracking," by L. Steven Zwerling; (6) "Minority Students and the Community College," by Reginald Wilson; (7) "A Place for Women?" by Marilyn Gittell; (8) "Independent Students at Two-Year Institutions and the Future of Financial Aid," by W. Lee Hansen and Jacob O. Stampen; (9) "Strangers to Our Shores," by Howard B. London; and (10) "Sources and Information: The Social Role of the Community College," by Jim Palmer. (EJV)
Descriptors: College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Discrimination, Females, Minority Groups, Politics of Education, Relevance (Education), Social Responsibility, Social Stratification, Student Financial Aid, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; ERIC Publications; Collected Works - Serials; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.