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ERIC Number: EJ975290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Developmental Education in Arkansas: Practices, Costs, and a Model Approach
Carroll, Rhonda; Kersh, Lily; Sullivan, Ellen; Fincher, Mark
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v36 n10 p743-751 2012
This paper examines the origins of developmental education and explores the way developmental education is administered at selected colleges in Arkansas. Finally, the paper focuses on a model Career Pathways Initiative program at University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton. Career Pathways invigorates partnerships between colleges and workforce and economic development to meet the needs of employers as more and more industries struggle to find qualified workers. A large number of the community college's targeted population have the ability but lack the skills to meet employers' needs for the 21st century. Career Pathways programs pull together the resources needed to serve individuals, business, and industry. Career Pathways is a means of delivering extensive developmental programming in an efficient manner. Career Pathways promotes the development of an enhanced workforce by tapping into a population that has previously been overlooked: low income, low skilled, unemployed, underemployed, single parent, or incumbent workers needing to hone skills to keep up with the technological and educational changes in the workplace.
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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: Arkansas