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ERIC Number: ED460684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Community College Role in Welfare to Work. New Directions for Community Colleges. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Lisman, C. David, Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n116 Win 2001
Articles in this journal discuss the role of community colleges in educating welfare recipients since President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996. Under the new legislation, a new block grant, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), was launched in July 1997, eliminating welfare entitlements. The 10 articles addressing these issues are: (1) "Welfare Reform and Community Colleges" (Thomas Brock, Lisa Matus-Grossman, and Gayle Hamilton); (2) "The Local Politics and Partnerships of Successful Welfare Reform at Modesto Junior College" (Pamila J. Fisher); (3) "The State of Welfare Reform in the Rural Communities of Illinois" (Kathleen Vespa Pampe); (4) "The Transition to Work First in a Wisconsin Technical College" (Dennis H. Nitschke); (5) "The Advanced Technology Program: A Welfare-to-Work Success Story" (Karen Pagenette and Cheryl Kozell); (6) "Welfare to Work: Solutions or Snake Oil?" (John W. Ream, Brenda G. Wagner, and Robin C. Knorr); (7) "The Importance of Postsecondary Training for Welfare to Work: Initiatives at the Community College of Aurora" (Daniela Higgins); (8) "Moving Welfare Families into Economic Self-Sufficiency" (Kathleen Bombach); (9) "The JOBSplus! Program" (Patricia C. Higgins, Janice Mayne, Patricia Deacon, and Elena LaComb); and (10) "Sources and Information: The Community College and Welfare Reform" (Katalin Szelenyi). (NB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Economically Disadvantaged, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Legislation, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Poverty Programs, Quality of Life, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families