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ERIC Number: EJ1145736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
Reigniting the Promise of the Transfer Pathway
Handel, Stephen J.
College and University, v92 n2 p47-50 Jun 2017
Community college transfer--rooted in the notion that any individual, regardless of background or academic preparation, could enroll at an open access college, transfer to a four-year institution, and earn a bachelor's degree--is the most transformative educational experiment of the century. Even for a nation that prides itself on second chances, the transfer process is exceptional. But there are two major problems with this generous perspective: First, community college transfer is "not" an experiment; it is a practice more than 100 years old. Second, transfer was a transformative idea "in the last century," not this one. Despite the progressive intentions of its founders, the transfer process in the United States still underperforms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (Sacramento)
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