ERIC Number: ED470609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
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Teaching for Our Times: Access.
Cassara, Shirley, Ed.; Bernard, Jean M., Ed.
This volume of Bunker Hill Community College's (Massachusetts) series, "Teaching for Our Times," focuses on issues of access. The original concept for community colleges included access as an open door to learning, where anyone, even without a high school diploma, could begin a new academic life in an institution free from the barriers imposed by traditional colleges and universities. As the community college movement achieved success across the country, efforts were made to expand the notion of access through the active recruitment of new students who had been left out of the educational mainstream. Ties to community agencies as well as to minority groups labeled "disadvantaged" were developed, bringing in an even more diverse student population. The meaning of access changed from just being available to all who wanted to attend to being openly solicitous toward segments of society with complex needs. This volume examines how the community college's mission has changed along with a new understanding of access. Chapters include: (1) "Pathways to Access"; (2) "Getting Here"; (3) "Staying Here"; and (4) "Transformation Through Learning." Each chapter includes several essays on issues of distance education, access for minority populations, student retention and success, and mathematics and writing for developmental and second-language students. (CB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educationally Disadvantaged, Institutional Mission, Minority Groups, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bunker Hill Community College, 250 New Rutherford Ave., Boston, MA 02129-2925. Tel: 617-228-2435.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.