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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
Community colleges traditionally have provided a combination of liberal arts education and/or career training, depending on a student's goals and outlook. But increasingly, two-year colleges are adding a third leg to their stools aimed at building more socially aware citizens through civic engagement programs that combine elements of community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Citizen Participation, Democracy
Fleishman, Joseph H. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Colleges and universities throughout the country are increasingly coming under pressure from accrediting institutions and legislative bodies to implement comprehensive outcomes assessment initiatives designed to measure and document student performance. Over the past ten years pressure has been directed towards colleges to reshape their current…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Outcomes Assessment, Program Effectiveness, Correlation
Wyner, Joshua; Deane, K. C.; Jenkins, Davis; Fink, John – Aspen Institute, 2016
With their "open door" admissions policies and lower tuition, community colleges offer a gateway to higher education for millions of American students. Indeed, students who enter higher education through community colleges are much more likely than those who start at four-year institutions to be low-income or the first in their family to…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, College Transfer Students, Universities
Lauritzen, Louis Dee – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Machine shop students face the daunting task of learning the operation of complex three-dimensional machine tools, and welding students must develop specific motor skills in addition to understanding the complexity of material types and characteristics. The use of consumer technology by the Millennial generation of vocational students, the…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Wagoner, Richard L.; Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
In recent years, a convergence of several forces--increased legislative involvement in higher education, governmental and philanthropic pressure to increase postsecondary degree and certificate production, demands for a highly trained workforce, and fiscal belt-tightening at colleges and universities across America--has resulted in efforts to…
Descriptors: General Education, Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, Educational Legislation
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Lee, Martha – Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, 2014
This article describes a learning program of the Tohono O'odham or "desert people" of the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Their culture and knowledge on both sides of the border is for them a special way of life known as "himdag," where science is built into everyday life of gathering, hunting, farming, artistry, and…
Descriptors: Tribes, Indigenous Populations, American Indian Culture, Indigenous Knowledge
Harris, Richard – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Understanding the way humans communicate linguistically helps to define what proficiency in a particular language is. The general problem is scholars' assumption that the implementation of technology in the language learning environment acts a substitute for the human dynamic in achieving language proficiency. The purpose of this quantitative…
Descriptors: Spanish, Community Colleges, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
Santiago, Deborah A. – Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
The population growth, labor force participation, and educational attainment of Latinos in the U.S. influence the composition of the current and future U.S. society, economy, and workforce. In 2012, the Latino population in the United States is the youngest and fastest growing ethnic group, with the highest level of labor force participation…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Health Occupations, Population Growth, Labor Force
Agostini, Preslie – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examined student preferences of learning environment in three separate learning modalities (traditional, online, and hybrid) in an English 102 course at three community colleges in central Arizona. The basis for the study revolved around the constructivist theory, which implies that students learn from their own experiences. The…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Dietz-Uhler, Beth; Hurn, Janet E. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2013
Learning analytics is receiving increased attention, in part because it offers to assist educational institutions in increasing student retention, improving student success, and easing the burden of accountability. Although these large-scale issues are worthy of consideration, faculty might also be interested in how they can use learning analytics…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, College Students, Academic Achievement, Prediction
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de los Santos, Alfredo G., Jr.; Sutton, Farah – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2012
As the country experiences a recession and institutions of higher education increase tuition to compensate for diminishing state support, the transferability of credits among and between institutions is essential to students seeking to earn a baccalaureate degree. Students, parents, and taxpayers cannot afford to pay twice for the same courses or…
Descriptors: Credits, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Research Universities
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Villanueva, Silvia Toscano – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2013
This paper builds upon the edict for self-determination in El Plan de Santa Barbara: a Chicano plan for higher education (1969), which calls for "strategic use of education," by placing value on needs of the community (La Causa, p. 9). For me, this passage translates into valuing needs of community-college students entering my classes…
Descriptors: Resistance (Psychology), Self Determination, Mexican American Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Kurtyka, Faith – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2010
In "Funds of Knowledge: Theorizing Practices in Households, Communities, and Classrooms" (Gonzalez, Moll, and Amanti x), a group of K-12 educators conducted ethnographic work on the home lives of their working-class students. With the premise that people are "competent, they have knowledge and their life experiences have given them…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academic Discourse, Student Experience, Freshman Composition
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Diaz-Lefebvre, Rene – Community College Journal of Research & Practice, 2006
This article describes an experimental pilot study begun in 1994 in the Glendale Community College (Glendale, Arizona) psychology department. The faculty-driven idea incorporated Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences theory (MI) into a new paradigm--one where creative forms of learning resulted in real understanding. The pilot study, Multiple…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Psychology, Community Colleges, Cognitive Style
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McGee, Patricia; Reis, Abby – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2012
Blended or hybrid course offerings in higher education are commonplace and much has been written about how to design a blended course effectively. This study examines publically available guides, documents, and books that espouse best or effective practices in blended course design to determine commonalities among such practices. A qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Blended Learning, Distance Education
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