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Zhang, Yi – Community College Review, 2011
This article--the first in the Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC) Review Essays Series--reviews the literature concerning education-abroad opportunities for community college students. The article examines the benefits accrued to students through overseas study, briefly notes the history of education-abroad programs, and summarizes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational History, Two Year College Students, Literature Reviews
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Salas, Spencer; Portes, Pedro R.; D'Amico, Mark M.; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia – Community College Review, 2011
In this article, we employ a cultural historical theoretical framework to extend understandings of how widespread 2-year college placement policies concerning English remediation potentially locate and retain U.S.-educated Latino adolescents at the margins of higher education through well-intentioned yet deficit-driven postsecondary cultural…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Higher Education, Student Placement, Educational Practices
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Skolnik, Michael L. – Community College Review, 2011
This article examines the relationship between community colleges and universities in Canada and the United States based on increased involvement of community colleges in offering baccalaureate programs. The article employs a theoretical framework borrowed from the study of jurisdictional conflict between professions. After considering the types…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees
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Conway, Katherine M. – Community College Review, 2010
This study explored the educational aspirations of immigrant and native students in an urban community college. Using Burton Clark's cooling-out theory as a framework, the study looked at choices students make when applying to college and the extent to which students later change their aspirations. Immigrant students who were educated in United…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Community Colleges, Academic Aspiration, Immigrants
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Kong, Xiangping; Gimmestad, Michael – Community College Review, 1999
Provides an overview of China's higher education sector. Discusses challenges, with a particular emphasis on the role played by junior colleges and vocational institutions that award two- or three-year degrees. Gives recommendations for restructuring higher education in China in light of policies and practices in U. S. community colleges. Contains…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Community Colleges, Comparative Education
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Ward, Cynthia V. L. – Community College Review, 2001
Uses the example of British polytechnic institutions' conversion into universities as a warning to the United States to avoid transforming community colleges into baccalaureate-granting institutions. Asserts that conversion places undue burdens on community colleges while altering their historic mission. (NB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Colleges, Community Colleges
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Walker, Kenneth P. – Community College Review, 2001
Makes a case for United States community college baccalaureate degrees by focusing on the Canadian college and university system, which allows its community colleges to grant baccalaureate degrees. Argues that more students will earn bachelors degrees at lower costs to both students and taxpayers without disrupting the community college mission.…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educationally Disadvantaged
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Levin, John S. – Community College Review, 2000
Examines three community colleges from the United States and four from Canada, using a qualitative multiple-case-study design to define changes in the colleges' institutional missions during the 1990s. Suggests that a new globally oriented vocationalism dominated the community college mission at the end of the twentieth century. (Contains 51…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission