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Ignash, Jan M.; Slotnick, Ruth C. – Community College Review, 2007
To address the teacher shortage, some states have developed special associate's degrees in teacher education. This article explores the prevalence and structure of these specialized associate's degrees and presents a case for their development to smooth the transfer pathway for community college students who wish to become teachers. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Community Colleges, Associate Degrees, Teacher Education
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Ignash, Jan M. – Community College Review, 2007
Any discussion of Arthur M. Cohen's contributions to community colleges must include the students he taught and mentored during his 40 years as a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. Arthur Cohen and his colleague and spouse, Florence Brawer, had a huge impact on community colleges through the sheer number of former students who…
Descriptors: Mentors, Community Colleges, Administrators, Recognition (Achievement)
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Ignash, Jan M. – Community College Review, 1995
Describes a study examining the degree to which state educational policies, state funding, and local policies dictate English-as-a-Second-Language programming. Cites four policy and funding variables that had a major influence on programs offered. Reviews four curricular designs found in the study and provides recommendations based on findings.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Design, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Ignash, Jan M.; Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2000
Presents the findings of a national study examining statewide articulation agreements that facilitate transfer between institutions of higher education. Reports that 34 of 43 states have established a statewide articulation agreement. Concludes that although progress has been made at the state level in smoothing the paths of college transfer…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Management
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Cohen, Arthur M.; Ignash, Jan M. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes study that sought to find the ratio of liberal arts to nonliberal arts courses taught in the nation's community colleges; the extent to which the curriculum is devoted to nonliberal arts; the number of transferable nonliberal arts courses; and the variability of transfer of these courses. Considers the transferability of nonliberal arts…
Descriptors: Classification, College Credits, College Curriculum, Community Colleges
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Cohen, Arthur M.; Ignash, Jan M. – Community College Review, 1992
Describes a study conducted by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges to investigate the liberal arts credit offerings of 164 community colleges nationwide. Considers the make-up of the college curriculum, trends in course level (remedial, standard, or advanced), average class size, and total enrollments. (DMM)
Descriptors: Class Size, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Enrollment