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ERIC Number: EJ867050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
English-Major Community College Presidents: A Narrative Inquiry
Frankland, Tammy
Community College Review, v37 n3 p243-260 2010
The purpose of this narrative inquiry was to discover how six community college presidents who were undergraduate English majors construct the stories of their academic and professional journeys. Findings were synthesized using three themes--boundaries, connections, and transformations--as an interpretative framework. The selected presidents crossed boundaries, made connections to ideas and people, and transformed their thoughts and actions as found in the descriptions of their academic and professional experiences. Data analyses determined that the content and context the presidents' stories uncovered relationships between their experiences, their beliefs about higher education's purpose, and their understanding of the community college mission. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A