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ERIC Number: ED316275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-1
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Periodicals.
Pederson, Eldor O.
Drawing from an examination of community college periodicals, their availability and characteristics, the academic affiliations of contributing authors, and the topics of their articles, this paper discusses the minor role which community college periodicals appear to play. A list of 35 periodicals dealing primary with community college education was compiled, enabled, in part, by ERIC, and efforts were made to identify subscribing libraries and assess availability. Using various bibliographic resources, all but 4 of the 35 journals were eventually located, though most had limited distribution. One journal accounted for fully two-thirds of the total circulation for all the periodicals. Major conclusions drawn from the study were as follows: (1) community college periodicals are few in number, especially when the large numbers of colleges and faculty members are considered; (2) the periodicals are not widely distributed in printed paper format and are available at few libraries; (3) overall, the periodicals publish only a handful of articles annually; (4) the largest fraction of contributors are faculty members in four-year institutions, not community college faculty or staff; (5) a variety of associations, institutions, and commercial publishers issue community college periodicals; and (6) contents of most of the journals are not aimed at community college faculty members but at community college administrators and at higher education members in universities. An appendix listing the community college periodicals, affiliations, and contributors is attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A