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ERIC Number: EJ974035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Mind the Gap: Political Science Education in Community Colleges
Yanus, Alixandra B.; O'Connor, Karen; Weakley, Jon L.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v36 n9 p684-694 2012
Community colleges occupy a growing role in the American education system. Their unique cross-section of students poses a challenge for teachers of political science. This paper uses information from a survey completed by over 2,000 students at 20 colleges and universities across the United States to shed light on some of the most significant differences between students at two- and four-year institutions. Most notably, students at two-year institutions are less interested in politics and political office than their counterparts at four-year institutions. This paper offers suggestions for narrowing this gap in the political science classroom. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States