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ERIC Number: EJ957425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
A Typology of Students' Use of the Community College
Bahr, Peter Riley
New Directions for Institutional Research, nS1 p33-48 Win 2011
Students use the community college in a wide variety of ways to achieve an equally wide variety of ends. Some of these ends align closely with institutional goals, priorities, and performance indicators, and others do not. Consequently a typology of community college students based on their use of the institution has the potential to be of great informational and interpretive value to community college stakeholders. In this article, the author broadens and extends his previous work (Bahr, 2010a), presenting a revised classification scheme. He also demonstrates the utility of a behavioral classification scheme for interpreting findings of significance for policy and practice. In particular, he examines how a behavioral classification scheme may inform the interpretation of findings concerning one especially prominent issue in many community colleges today: postsecondary remediation. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California