ERIC Number: ED500140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College
Mellow, Gail O.; Heelan, Cynthia
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Community college leaders need honest information about what's working in the community college and need to be challenged about the things that are not. State Legislatures and Congress need updated facts to assist them in making wise funding decisions. Community college advocates need updated information to assist them in their advocacy work, and higher education programs need an updated book about community colleges to use a a basic text. "Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College" fulfills these needs by combining an analysis of the community college with critical perspectives and applied examples of issues and programs. This highly accessible book helps readers understand community colleges' missions, problems, and triumphs. The authors, who are both committed practitioners, extol the dream of community colleges and expose those parts that are yet unfulfilled. They tell the real story of community colleges using the research of their colleagues in the field to provide the most comprehensive and accurate picture of the contemporary state of community colleges. After a foreword by George R. Boggs and an introduction, this book is organized into two parts: (1) Process; and (2) Practice.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Policy, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Educational Finance, Governance, Comparative Education, Developmental Studies Programs, College Transfer Students, English (Second Language), Student Diversity, Leadership, Educational Change, Instructional Innovation, Labor Force Development
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.