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Henderson, Charles; Fynewever, Herb; Petcovic, Heather; Bierema, Andrea – Community College Review, 2012
The purpose of this study is to identify the local impacts of national advanced technological education (ATE) centers on their host institutions. A sample of three mature, national ATE centers are chosen, with each center serving as a case for a mixed-methods, collective case study research design. Results, drawn from interviews and surveys,…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Training Centers, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Anzai, Shinobu; Paik, Chie Matsuzawa – Community College Review, 2012
Two-year colleges have played an important role in providing postsecondary education for women in postwar Japan. More recently, a dwindling college-bound population in Japan has resulted in a drastic decrease in the number of and enrollment in 2-year colleges. This study explored the motivations and aspirations of 12 Japanese female students to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Hughes, Katherine L.; Scott-Clayton, Judith – Community College Review, 2011
For many students entering community colleges, the first stop on campus is to an assessment center. More than half of these students will be placed into developmental education as a result of their scores on reading, writing, and mathematics entry assessments, yet there is little evidence that this improves student outcomes. We examine alternative…
Descriptors: Evidence, Community Colleges, Assessment Centers (Personnel), Educational Policy
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Hirschy, Amy S.; Bremer, Christine D.; Castellano, Marisa – Community College Review, 2011
Career and technical education (CTE) students pursuing occupational associate's degrees or certificates differ from students seeking academic majors at 2-year institutions in several ways. This article examines several theoretical models of student persistence and offers a conceptual model of student success focused on CTE students in community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Models, Vocational Education, Career Development
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Saenz, Victor B.; Hatch, Deryl; Bukoski, Beth E.; Kim, Suyun; Lee, Kye-hyoung; Valdez, Patrick – Community College Review, 2011
This study employs survey data from the Center for Community College Student Engagement to examine the similarities and differences that exist across student-level domains in terms of student engagement in community colleges. In total, the sample used in the analysis pools data from 663 community colleges and includes more than 320,000 students.…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Community Colleges, Classification, Multivariate Analysis
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2011
This is a review of evidence for contextualization, defined here as an instructional approach connecting foundational skills and college-level content. Two forms of contextualization are identified, "contextualized" and "integrated" instruction. Despite methodological limitations, the available studies suggest that contextualization has the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Literature Reviews, Instructional Design, Integrated Curriculum
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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2011
This essay canvasses selected studies undertaken by economists on the community college. Key authors and journals are noted, followed by an examination of what economists contribute to our understanding of the community college in terms of costs, price and financial aid, economic and social benefits, and the institution's role in furthering…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
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McNair, Delores E.; Duree, Christopher A.; Ebbers, Larry – Community College Review, 2011
Although much has been written about preparing community college leaders, little is known about how presidents believe they might have better prepared for the role. Using presidential narratives from a national study, this article describes how presidents perceive gaps in prior preparation and offers recommendations to support the professional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Presidents, Change Strategies, Educational Change
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Belfield, Clive R.; Bailey, Thomas – Community College Review, 2011
This article reviews the existing literature on the economic and other benefits of attending community college. First, the article reports on the earnings gains across all students and reviews the evidence for subgroups by gender, minority status, and credits accumulated. The article then reviews the methodological challenges associated with…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Attendance, Literature Reviews, Evidence
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Wachen, John; Jenkins, Davis; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2011
The federal government and private foundations for education have established postsecondary credential completion as a national imperative. Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model was developed to increase the rate at which basic skills students advance to and succeed in college-level occupational programs,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Technical Education, Basic Skills, Career Education
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Chase, Megan M. – Community College Review, 2011
Using critical policy analysis, this study considers state policies that impede technical credit transfer from public 2-year colleges to 4-year institutions of higher education. The states of Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin are considered, and seven policy benchmarks for facilitating the transfer of technical credits are proposed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Policy Analysis, Transfer Policy, Associate Degrees
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Romano, Richard M.; Losinger, Regina; Millard, Tim – Community College Review, 2011
Inspired by a white paper produced by the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability, this study uses different measures of calculating the cost of a college degree at an upstate community college in New York. Departmental cost per credit hour, direct instructional costs, and full costs are all explained. A…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Costs, Case Studies, Student Costs
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George, Michael – Community College Review, 2010
This article examines motivational potentialities in remedial mathematics education within an ethical context, applying a model for ethical decision making in education developed by Shapiro and Stefkovich, in which three broad ethical categories are discussed: the ethic of justice, the ethic of care, and the ethic of critique. These ethical…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Ethics, Remedial Mathematics, Student Motivation
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Smith, Rachel A. – Community College Review, 2010
This study examined the relationship between enrollment in learning communities and students' self-reported learning outcomes at 13 community colleges. Students included in the analysis were enrolled in either (a) learning communities that included at least one developmental class or (b) stand-alone developmental courses. Comparisons were made…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Relationship, Enrollment, Learning Activities
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Kirsch, Magda – Community College Review, 2010
After an overview of the history of short-cycle education within the Bologna process, this article details the development of short-cycle higher education policy in Flanders, the largest of the three communities in the Federal Kingdom of Belgium. By developing a Flemish national qualification framework in agreement with the European qualification…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualifications, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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