ERIC Number: EJ708613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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No Need to Invent Them: Community Colleges and Their Place in the Education Landscape
Milliron, Mark David; Wilson, Cynthia
Change, v36 n6 p52 Nov-Dec 2004
The modern comprehensive community college has become a powerful learning nexus, an essential educational player in cities, counties, states, and nations. Community colleges are distinct and necessary players in a strong education community. Their missions are diverse, essential, and supportive of economic, educational, and social development. If they did not exist, many observers have noted, they would have to be invented. The sections of this article explore the important roles community colleges play and provide a broad look at the trends in this sector. Along the way, the article points to key resources for information about this dynamic, diverse, and distinct educational sector.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Social Development, Counties, Community Colleges, College Role, Comprehensive Programs, Information Technology, Economic Factors
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States