ERIC Number: ED287530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Colleges of Choice: The Enabling Impact of the Community College.
Eaton, Judith S., Ed.
This collection presents 11 essays which consider a new framework for organizing, understanding, and sanctioning the future community college. In part 1, the following articles argue for an expanded collegiate identity: "The Presence of Access and the Pursuit of Achievement," by Richard C. Richardson, Jr.; "Urban Community Colleges and a Collegiate Education: Restoring the Connection," by Alison R. Bernstein; "Defining and Measuring Quality in Community College Education," by Charlene R. Nunley and David W. Breneman; "The Educational Program of the American Community College: A Transition," by Robert H. McCabe; and "Continuation of Community College Vigor: Strengthening the Liberal Arts, General Education, and Transfer Education," by Richard K. Greenfield. In part 2 , context-defined, quality leadership is examined in: "The Reality and Illusion of Community-College Leadership," by Robert Birnbaum; and "Leadership Needs and Effectiveness: Vision with Competence, Strength with Integrity," by James L. Fisher. Finally, contributors to part 3 argue for a future orientation in viewing the world of the community college. This section includes "The World of Work Revisited," by David Macarov; "Teaching Civic Values and Political Judgment in the Community College," by Leonard P. Oliver; "Positioning Alternatives and New Partnerships," by Richard L. Alfred; and "Community Colleges, Local and Regional Development, and the Drift toward Communiversity," by S. V. Martorana and Eileen Kuhns. Observations and recommendations are offered in a concluding section. (UCM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Responsibility, Futures (of Society), Leadership, Two Year Colleges
MacMillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.