ERIC Number: EJ1022803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
The Four Cs of Promising Practices in Community Colleges
Haberler, Zachary; Levin, John S.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n5 p403-416 2014
To address the achievement or opportunity gap of underrepresented populations in community colleges, this qualitative field methods study investigated five California community college programs that have demonstrated progress in improving (or show significant potential to improve) student achievement. This research found that promising practices have several conceptual conditions in common--cohesion, connection, cooperation, and consistency--referred to as the "Four Cs." Although many of the key components that contribute to the development of promising practices in community college programs are unique to their specific contexts, the presence of these more general Four Cs may be transferable to other community college sites because they can be cultivated in different contexts while respecting the idiosyncrasies of particular community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Best Practices, Effective Schools Research, Academic Achievement, Educational Practices, School Surveys, Collegiality, Partnerships in Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Reliability, Alignment (Education)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California