ERIC Number: EJ1078366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
The Community College and a Rising Global Imaginary: An Analysis of Practical Reasoning, 1950-2013
Ayers, David F.; Palmadessa, Allison L.
Journal of Higher Education, v86 n6 p864-892 Nov-Dec 2015
Through an analysis of 245 issues of the "Community College Journal" published between 1950 and 2013, we show how three discourses--international understanding and geopolitics, economic competitiveness, and global citizenship--informed practical reasoning about a rising global imaginary and its implications for the community college. By demonstrating shifts in practical reasoning among policy actors, we illuminate at least in part the ideological nature of the policy process. Ultimately, a better knowledge of the normative aspects of the policy process may help policy scholars proactively inform policy.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Politics of Education, Economic Factors, Competition, Educational Policy, Ideology, Educational History, Social Science Research, Power Structure, Periodicals, Journal Articles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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