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Miller, Lawrence R., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The benefits of involvement in work-integrated learning programs, also known as cooperative education have been touted since inception in 1899. Unfortunately, little research has been published related to the factors that impact enrollment within these programs. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that have influenced the…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Cooperative Education, Community Colleges, Measures (Individuals)
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Stephenson, Lisa G. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2014
This chapter provides an overview of results from a recent qualitative study of two Middle College High Schools in Kentucky. The qualitative study utilized Rapid Assessment Process to identify essential elements needed to implement and maintain educational partnerships.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, High School Students, Qualitative Research
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Vidal, Helena; Hockstein, Lisa; Ahern, Joy; Stein, Karen – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators and instructors of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at a community college in New York reflect on their experiences facilitating a program designed to enrich the language, cultural, and visual literacy skills of adult immigrant students. The CALTA21 program brought together three stakeholders, immigrant ESOL students, language…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Museums, Communities of Practice, English (Second Language)
Nunez, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2018
STEM attrition is an issue of concern that impacts the economy of the United States. According to the Trump administration (2018), investing in STEM education is essential for the workforce of the future. Community colleges play a key role in addressing STEM's workforce needs. This research examines the application of the learning theories of…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Learning Theories
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Walls, Laura C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This study investigated the dynamics between matched heritage language learner (HLL) dyads, second language learner (L2L) dyads, and mixed HLL-L2L dyads in the Spanish L2 classroom. Data come from 15-minute video recordings of 16 dyads, including four HLL-HLL, four L2L-L2L, and eight HLL-L2L dyads that were collected during collaborative writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Collaborative Writing, Community Colleges
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Hemraj-Benny, Tirandai; Beckford, Ian – Journal of Chemical Education, 2014
It is an established fact that in the United States there is a great need to improve the scientific literacy of undergraduate students, especially those who are nonscience majors. Data presented herein suggest that using simple art concepts can assist nonscience majors in better appreciating scientific facts related to chemistry. However, it is…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Hora, Matthew T.; Blackburn Cohen, Chelsea A. – Community College Review, 2018
Purpose: Community and technical college student employability is a pressing concern in the United States and China. Policy makers focus on developing students' human capital in the form of credentials and cognitive skills. However, the focus on completion overlooks the role that noncognitive skills and contextual factors may play in student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, College Students, Cultural Capital
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Romano, Richard M.; Palmer, James C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Swings in enrollment and funding caused by the most recent recession have reminded community college leaders that the ups and downs of the economy can have a significant impact on their institutions. While the impact on enrollment and funding is well documented, lesser known impacts can be also be found on things such as student persistence,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Survival, Financial Support, Enrollment Influences
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Garza Mitchell, Regina L.; Etshim, Rachal; Dietz, Brian T. – Career and Technical Education Research, 2016
This single-site case study explored how one community college integrated online education into CTE courses and programs. Through semi-structured interviews and document analysis, the study explores how one college integrated online education (fully online, hybrid, and web-enhanced) into areas typically considered "hands-on".…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Career Education, Technical Education, Community Colleges
Schutz, William T. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This dissertation describes how student classroom experiences along with their approaches to learning and perceptions of themselves as writers were impacted when affective instructional interventions emphasizing emotional intelligence were part of a community college English course's pedagogy. Failure by faculty, as well as policy-making…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Student Experience, Student Attitudes
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Hatch, Deryl K.; Mardock-Uman, Naomi; Garcia, Crystal E.; Johnson, Mary – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Beyond understanding whether first-year student success interventions in community colleges are effective--for which there is mixed evidence in the literature--this study's purpose was to uncover how they work to realize observed outcomes, including at times unanticipated undesirable outcomes. Method: This qualitative multiple case…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
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Choy, Jeanette Lyn Fung; Quek, Choon Lang – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
With the advancement in technology, learners are spending a substantial amount of time on online learning. Guided by the community of inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 1999), this study examined the relationships among students' perceived teaching element, social element, cognitive element, satisfaction, continuous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
Yeschenko, Melanie Renee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This research set out to enhance instruction for early education and child development majors in a community college setting in a manner that allows them to gain content knowledge while becoming more prepared to practice effective pedagogy in early learning classrooms. This study examined how metacognitive awareness changes throughout a semester…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Community Colleges, Goal Orientation
Bachelor, Jeremy W.; Bachelor, Robin Barnard – Online Submission, 2016
This study examines the formative aspects of teaching in the World Language community college classroom: formative feedback, reflection, and assessment, and then recommends a new educational technique that applies the aforementioned formative elements into the classroom. To this end, in the fall semester of 2015, three sections of Spanish I at the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Formative Evaluation
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Ronan, Bernie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter looks at civic learning and democratic engagement from the perspective of political philosophy to suggest the essential cognitive, affective, and political skills needed for careers of fulfilling public work and for civic action.
Descriptors: Job Skills, Thinking Skills, Affective Objectives, Political Science
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