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ERIC Number: ED514310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-9715-5
Democratic versus Capitalistic: A Case Study Analysis of One Community College Mission
Burruss, Jennifer R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, The George Washington University
The purpose of this study was to analyze the mission of a community college regarding a change from democratic to capitalistic. A case study methodology was employed by converging on one North Carolina community college. Data were gathered by conducting 4 individual interviews, 3 focus groups, and document analyses. Documents examined included mission statements, both current and past; long range goals; service reviews from the Continuing Education office; past statements of purpose and objectives; and college catalogs. Data were coded into 30 categories that generated 3 major themes and 3 minor themes. Each theme was related to each original research question through mission alignment, business and industry collaboration, and curriculum. All data sources yielded a great deal of information that supported both the democratic and capitalistic approach. The results showed evidence of both the capitalistic and democratic missions coexisting on this campus. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina