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ERIC Number: ED534586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 252
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-9884-8
Developing Occupational Programs: A Case Study of Four Arkansas Community Colleges
Doyle, Duane Edward
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
This study examines how differences in the environmental conditions and organizational factors facing each community college contribute to the development of occupational and technical education programs. This study was driven by one primary research question: What environmental conditions and organizational factors influence the nature of the strategic response in the form of technical education program development within community colleges? To answer this question, a qualitative study of four community colleges in the state of Arkansas was conducted. The organizations studied were: University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, Pulaski Technical College, National Park Community College, and Mid South Community College. These institutions were selected to represent the widest possible range of institutions. A conceptual framework was developed that included previous research on normative, regulative, and cultural-cognitive environments and organizational response processes. The framework served as a guide to identify how external conditions in these processes influenced the nature of the development of occupational and technical education programs at community colleges in Arkansas. [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: Arkansas