ERIC Number: EJ1010004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Community College and Community Leader Expectations of the "Village"
Deggs, David M.; Miller, Michael T.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v37 n6 p424-432 2013
A level of consistency between community college leaders and community leaders is necessary to demonstrate behaviors, actions, and beliefs that shape, represent, and support expected community values. Likewise, communities, which are collectives of suborganizations, play an important role in aiding individual development, especially related to educational attainment. This study sought to understand ways in which community college leaders and community leaders demonstrate behaviors, actions, and beliefs that shape, represent, and support community values, particularly the influence on an individual's acceptance of formalized education and continued education beyond compulsory schooling. Data were collected from 113 mayors and community college presidents/deans around the United States. Analysis of the data indicated five types of actions consistent among the two groups including the promotion of civic involvement, community growth and development, economic development, well-being of citizens, and value of education. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Leaders, Educational Attitudes, Public Officials, City Government, College Presidents, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Economic Development, Well Being, Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education
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