ERIC Number: EJ647633
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Literature on Community Colleges: An Overview.
Bers, Trudy, H.; Calhoun, Harriot, D.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n117 p5-12 Spr 2002
Presents an overview of the types of research on community colleges. Proposes that research literature falls into four, often overlapping categories: informative and promotional research (with little or no analysis), advisory research (what "should" be done), descriptive research, and scholarly research. Concludes that variations in the literature indicate an unfortunate gap between practice and research. (AUTH/KP)
Descriptors: Action Research, Community Colleges, Educational Research, Evaluation Research, Literature Reviews, Research and Development, Research Reports, Research Utilization, Theory Practice Relationship, Two Year Colleges
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Note: Issue titled "Next Steps for the Community College."