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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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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
Hora, Matthew T.; Blackburn Cohen, Chelsea A. – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2017
The employability of college students is one of postsecondary education's most pressing concerns in the United States and China, especially when it comes to the possible over-production of bachelor's trained students and "skills gaps" where jobs go unfilled due to inadequately prepared graduates. In response, policymakers are focusing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Technical Institutes, Employment Potential
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Major, Claire; Savin-Baden, Maggi – London Review of Education, 2010
This paper proposes the importance of qualitative research synthesis to the field of higher education. It examines seven key texts that undertake synthesis in this field and compares essential features and elements across studies. The authors indicate strengths of the approaches and highlight ways forward for using qualitative research synthesis…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Synthesis, Qualitative Research
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Hoggatt, Michael J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
Access to education has long been seen as a fundamental element of a developed country. Specifically, the relative availability and access to education by various constituent groups has been identified as an essential metric in educational evaluation. Yet, individuals with disabilities have been identified as being underrepresented within…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, School Policy, Disabilities
Mackenzie, Blair Nicole – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This narrative inquiry examined how students developed critical thinking skills for nursing from viewing and discussing a commercially produced film. Community of Inquiry was the theoretical model and demonstrated the development of critical thinking when the teaching presence pulled the social presence (students) into the cognitive presence with…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Nursing Education, Films
Bowers, Hugh Hawes, III – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Classrooms, both by design and by accident, have been used to teach and reinforce certain ethics and ideologies. Examining the actual structures of a classroom one can recognize forces often hidden or considered background revealing how students and instructors together are culturally bound by educational spaces. Considerable research exists that…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Student Attitudes
Downing, Marie Antoinette – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Researchers have indicated that the number of online courses will continue to grow in the coming years, resulting in an increased need for online course facilitators. Often these facilitators have transitioned without receiving adequate training. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore the training requirements and future faculty…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Online Courses, Community Colleges, Faculty Development
Parr, Eric Shannon – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Facility managers have the challenge of adhering to community college policies and procedures while fulfilling requirements of administration, students, and teachers concerning specific needs of classroom aesthetics. The role of facility manager and how specific entities affect perceptions of the design and implementation of classroom aesthetics…
Descriptors: Facilities Management, Administrators, Qualitative Research, Administrator Attitudes
Knott, Kevin Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The characteristics of a leadership development challenge for America's community colleges have been well-documented in the literature. A worldwide population aging trend, college leader retirements, and an ineffective system for new leader development have led to predictions of a shortfall in well-trained leaders at all levels of community…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Community Colleges, Leadership, Leadership Training
Darnell, Patricia – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study was designed to explore the acculturation experiences of military-related immigrant wives enrolled in an ESL program in a selected community college. More specifically, the purpose of the study was to understand the personal and structural forces that facilitated or hindered their acculturation process into their community of residence…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Immigrants, Females, Spouses
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Smith, Dimitra Jackson – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2016
Increasing the representation of African American females is essential to ensure the United States (U.S.) remains a viable competitor in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce. With minorities anticipated to represent half of the resident U.S population by 2050, fostering STEM talent among this population is vital.…
Descriptors: Student Experience, African American Students, Females, College Transfer Students
O'Halloran, Bernadette D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Graduate nurses have experienced a difficult transition to clinical practice. With the continuing gap in educational preparation and clinical nursing practice leading to errors in health care delivery, the nurse faculty remains challenged in performing innovative changes to the curriculum to improve and maintain quality and safe patient care. The…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Concept Mapping, Simulation
Awan, Seher – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The California Community College (CCC) system is the largest system of higher education in the United States, with 72 districts and 113 colleges. The CCC system exhibits statistics demonstrating success; however, as with any organization, trust, communication, and leadership play an essential role in creating stable and productive organizations.…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Community Colleges, Participative Decision Making, Cooperative Planning
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