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ERIC Number: EJ764006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Building Communities: How Rural Community Colleges Develop Their Communities and the People Who Live in Them
Miller, Michael T.; Tuttle, Courtney C.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v31 n2 p117-127 Feb 2007
Community colleges in rural environments provide a variety of services. There is a great deal of documentation supporting those services that are academic and economic. The noneconomic and nonacademic results of community college activities, however, have an undocumented yet significant impact on local communities. The current study focused on how the activities of rural community colleges impacted local community self-identity. Using three case studies in the rural mid-south, four primary themes were identified as outcomes of these rural colleges' actions: developing community inclusiveness, developing community pride, creating a value-added community lifestyle, and being the central defining component of the host community. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arkansas; Mississippi