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Kater, Susan T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: This study seeks to deepen understanding of faculty leaders' perceptions of the concept of shared governance. Moving beyond descriptive considerations of faculty perceptions of efficacy of good or bad governance and the discourse focused on declining faculty involvement and conflict paradigms, I consider governance a co-constructed…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Governance
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Chang, Yueh-ching – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Adopting a qualitative case study methodology, the present study illuminates how two multilingual students enrolled in a U.S. community college ESL class negotiated the sociocultural norms valued in their multiple communities to make investment in learning English in college. Drawing on Gee's theory of Discourse and identity (1996) and Norton's…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Goldfien, Andrea C.; Badway, Norena Norton – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Scientists, researchers, and educators have promoted the improvement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education by incorporating an interdisciplinary approach to the study of STEM; but current research offers little guidance about how this change can occur. This study expands on a new body of research examining faculty…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Leadership, STEM Education, Organizational Change
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Albashiry, Nabeel M.; Voogt, Joke M.; Pieters, Jules M. – Curriculum Journal, 2015
The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) curriculum requires continuous renewal and constant involvement of stakeholders in the redesign process. Due to a lack of curriculum design expertise, TVET institutions in developing contexts encounter challenges maintaining and advancing the quality and relevance of their programmes to the…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
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Norton, Ann; Wilson, Kristin – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This study is an examination of the state of the liberal arts curriculum in community colleges in three geographic regions of the United States. From a constructivist paradigm and using globalization theory as a theoretical framework, this multiple case study examined faculty work life and administrative processes related to curriculum change in…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, Constructivism (Learning), Global Approach
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Melguizo, Tatiana; Kosiewicz, Holly; Prather, George; Bos, Johannes – Journal of Higher Education, 2014
The study's main objective was to provide a detailed description of math Assessment and Placement (A&P) policies in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD). The study was focused on math because a larger proportion of students place into remedial math than remedial reading or English (Bailey, Jeong, & Cho, 2010; Parsad, Lewis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Student Evaluation, Educational Diagnosis, Student Placement
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Kearney, Kerri S. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
A change in primary leadership for a community college presents distinct challenges for its employees. The case study research reported in this article is based on emotions and sensemaking data that were collected at an urban community college in the midst of a presidential transition. Analysis of the data led to a primary focus on the period of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Case Studies, Emotional Response
Mery, Pamela; Schiorring, Eva – Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group), 2008
In Spring 2007, the State Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges awarded the Transfer Leadership Center (TLC) study to investigate two-to-four year transfer practices and strategies. As part of the study's qualitative component, research teams from the Center for Student Success of the Research & Planning Group of the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Transfer Rates (College), Focus Groups, Case Studies
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Adams, John C.; Seagren, Alan T. – Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 2004
What issues do distance education (DE) leaders believe will influence the future of DE? What are their colleges' DE strategies? This qualitative study compares DE strategic thinking and strategic choices at three community colleges. Two propositions are investigated: (1) each college's DE leaders use common strategic mental models (ways of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Trends, Influences