ERIC Number: ED437086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Community College Story. Second Edition.
Vaughan, George B.
This book offers a brief overview of the history and the important role of community colleges in the U.S. and describes some of the political and societal influences that prompted their development. Various themes relating to the community college mission are discussed, including access and equity, comprehensive services, community needs, and lifelong learning. This work examines the programs and curricula common to community colleges, provides an overview of funding sources and governance, and profiles students and faculty. Chapter 1, The Community College, provides a brief overview (contains 2 tables). Chapter 2, The Mission, contains subsections titled Open Access and Equity, Comprehensiveness, Community-Based, Teaching and Learning, and Fostering Lifelong Learning. Chapter 3, Implementing the Mission, discusses College Transfer Programs, Occupational-Technical Programs, Developmental Education, and college services (contains 3 tables, 1 figure). Chapter 4, Students and Faculty, contains seven figures. Chapter 5, Funding and Governance, contains one figure. Chapter 6, A History of Innovation, describes the rise of community colleges in the past 100 years. Chapter 7, A New Century, discusses future roles, trends, and expectations. Appendices include milestones in community college history, 22 suggested readings, and 13 Internet resources. (RDG)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational History, Governance, Institutional Mission, Institutional Role, Program Descriptions, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Community College Press, American Association of Community Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-223-9390.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.