ERIC Number: EJ861944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Perceptions from Students and the Community about Community Colleges
Lendy, Shari J.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v15 n2 p91-117 2009
In this study I explored the existing perceptions of community college in the western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Three different groups of people were interviewed in the research process including high school students, college students and citizens who lived in towns supported by a community college. Common themes of perception found within the interview groups were location, cost, materialism or image, need for more online education, and access for four-year degrees on a community college campus. These perceptions bolster the need for community college support. They also reinforce the missions community colleges face in our changing world of educational technology and world economy.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Public Opinion, High School Students, College Students, Attitude Measures, Geographic Location, Student Costs, Online Courses, Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees, Focus Groups, Parent Attitudes, Academic Aspiration, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois