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Clery, Sue; Topper, Amy – Achieving the Dream, 2010
Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, this issue of "Data Notes" looks at students who returned to their original Achieving the Dream institution after completing credentials or transferring to another institution. Forty-two percent of students who either received a degree or certificate or transferred from an Achieving…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Credentials, Associate Degrees, Educational Attainment
Topper, Amy – Achieving the Dream, 2009
Using the data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count, this issue of "Data Notes" is the second of a two-part series investigating the characteristics of late stop-outs--students who accumulate at least 30 credits within the first two years, only to stop out without completing credentials or transferring. The data show that male…
Descriptors: Credentials, Community Colleges, Credits, Developmental Studies Programs
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Stein, Gary L.; Sherman, Patricia A.; Bullock, Karen – Educational Gerontology, 2009
An educational program was developed to train practitioners to provide care for patients and families that are responsive to cultural concerns. The aim was to increase knowledge and improve attitudes toward providing culturally proficient and culturally sensitive care for patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. The program…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Patients, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Clery, Sue; Topper, Amy – Achieving the Dream, 2008
Nearly one-quarter of students in community colleges leave school during the first year of enrollment for reasons other than transfer or credential completion. Generally, nontraditional community college students drop out within their first year at higher rates than do traditional students. Using data from Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Credits, Dropouts, Nontraditional Students
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Anderson, Gregory M.; Alfonso, Mariana; Sun, Jeffrey C. – Teachers College Record, 2006
Recent data indicate that a large proportion of students entering community colleges are identifying terminal certificate or occupational associate degrees instead of academic majors or transfer as their short-term goal. Despite this, throughout much of the 1980s and 1990s, states established articulation agreements as policy instruments to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Educational Trends, Student Educational Objectives
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Saldinger, Amy; Cain, Albert C.; Porterfield, Katherine; Lohnes, Kelly – Death Studies, 2004
A qualitative, community study of 58 parentally bereaved children and their 35 surviving parents illustrates how families take advantage of forewarning of death to foster connections between children and dying parents and prepare for youngsters' continued attachment to dying parents after the death. Children and parents displayed strong yearnings…
Descriptors: Terminal Illness, Coping, Community Study, Terminal Students
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Rice, Craig J.; Gourley, Junean Krajewski – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2003
This article discusses students with terminal illnesses and the challenges teachers face in dealing with the issue of death. Classroom strategies for dealing with death are described and include using children's literature that explores death, using deaths of pets as teachable moments, and using children's films. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Classroom Techniques, Coping, Death
Cross, K. Patricia – 1990
Though recent research indicates a stronger sense of purpose and satisfaction among faculty at community colleges relative to four-year institutions, criticism of community colleges for alleged deficiency in facilitating transfer to the four-year schools is widespread. This function however, is only one of the many comprehensive services provided…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Role
Falcone, Andrew J. – 1990
A longitudinal study was conducted of enrollment patterns and student persistence at the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City, Missouri. The entire fall 1987 first-time freshman population of 2,994 students was followed from entry through spring 1989 to identify patterns in the enrollment and characteristics of persisters, dropouts, and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Black Students, Community Colleges, Dropout Research
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research. – 1987
In 1987, a study was conducted by Johnson County Community College (Kansas) in cooperation with local public school districts to determine the career and educational interests of the county's public high school students. Surveys were administered in class to 11,477 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors, requesting information on high school…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, Enrollment Influences, Females
Olszak-McClaine, Lisa – 1986
In February and March of 1986, Butler County Community College (BCCC), Pennsylvania, conducted a survey of Butler County high school seniors to determine student characteristics, educational plans, influences on plans and college choice, perceptions of BCCC, and information sources. Surveys were administered in class to 1,903 seniors in seven high…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges
Wagenaar, Theodore C. – 1986
A study examined terminal degree graduates--high school graduates who do not pursue any type of postsecondary education in the two years following graduation. They were compared with those who did pursue postsecondary education. The study used the base year (1980) and first followup (1982) of seniors in the High School and Beyond Study. Findings…
Descriptors: Career Education, Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Followup Studies
Amarillo Coll., TX. – 1988
Since 1984, the Amarillo College-sponsored Area Schools Assistance Program (ASAP) has worked to: (1) identify recent high school graduates without postsecondary education plans and provide information to interested graduates on higher learning, obtaining work, or making other career decisions; (2) encourage and assist high school graduates who…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College School Cooperation, Educational Counseling, Followup Studies
Rest, James R. – 1980
This study describes moral dilemmas that young adults (ages 18-24) formulate spontaneously and examines the relationship between these dilemmas and the subjects' environment and scores on a standardized test. Fifty-two subjects were tested both in 1976 and 1978, creating 104 subject-oriented dilemmas. Thirty-two were in college, 17 were not, and…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Longitudinal Studies, Males
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. – 1979
In an effort to develop a marketing plan for the recruitment of students directly from high school, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) conducted a survey in Fall 1978 of 1,947 juniors and seniors at eight county high schools to determine student demographic characteristics, occupational and educational aspirations, college attendance plans,…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Bound Students
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