ERIC Number: EJ1010028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
The American Community College Story, Take Two: An Unfinished Essay
Stumpf, Arthur D.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v37 n7 p566-574 2013
The author observes that community college administrators perform their duties on ambiguous and uncertain intellectual and environmental landscapes, so they continually search for meaning and purpose in organizational life. This article proposes a straightforward approach to answering several questions related to the quest for meaning and purpose, and relates the discussion to the origination of the junior college movement at the turn of the 20th century. The article concludes with implications for practice by analyzing how community college administrators pursue meaning and purpose by reflecting creatively on theory and practice of the past, present, and future.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Administrators, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Educational History, College Administration, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A