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Harmon, Hobart L.; Bergeron, Larry J., Jr.; Johnson, Jerry D. – Community College Review, 2022
Objective: This project analyzed recent doctoral dissertations addressing the role of community colleges in rural development for the purpose of identifying themes in the reported results and offering recommendations for future research. Methods: A meta-synthesis approach was utilized with 20 doctoral dissertations from the time period 2009 to…
Descriptors: Rural Development, Community Colleges, Meta Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations
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Hodara, Michelle; Martinez-Wenzl, Mary; Stevens, David; Mazzeo, Christopher – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Problems with credit mobility, or the transfer of credits from a sending to a receiving institution, may be one reason why community college transfer students have low rates of bachelor's degree completion. This study investigates different policy approaches to credit mobility and how college staff and students experience transfer at…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, College Credits
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Taylor, Jason L.; Jain, Dimpal – Community College Review, 2017
Purpose: This article examines the literature on the transfer function in American higher education, and it reviews three primary dimensions of transfer: (a) the transfer function and pathways, (b) transfer access and experiences, and (c) state transfer policy. Argument: This literature review engages core transfer concepts and we argue that the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy
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Ayers, David F. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: To examine the discursive strategies deployed by community colleges to sustain legitimacy in an evolving and contradictory institutional environment. Method: Using corpus linguistics software, I compared 1,009 mission statements from 2012-2013 with a reference corpus of 427 mission statements from 2004. Results: Keywords analysis,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Position Papers, Comparative Analysis
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Perin, Dolores – Community College Review, 2013
A review of studies published from 2000 to 2012 was conducted to describe the literacy skills of underprepared postsecondary students, identify teaching approaches designed to bring their skills to the college level, and determine methods of embedding developmental instruction in college-level course work. The studies pinpointed numerous weak…
Descriptors: Literacy, Teaching Methods, Writing Processes, Reading Processes
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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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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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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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Twombly, Susan; Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 2008
This review of existing literature about community college faculty members speculates about why they have received so little scholarly attention, summarizes the nature of existing research, including its methodology and topics, and suggests what else needs to be known about them. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Zinser, Richard W.; Hanssen, Carl E. – Community College Review, 2006
This article presents an analysis of national data from the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program regarding articulation agreements for the transfer of 2-year technical degrees to baccalaureate degrees. Quantitative and qualitative data are illustrated to help explain the extent to which ATE projects improve access to universities for…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, Access to Education
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Christie, Ray L.; Hutcheson, Philo – Community College Review, 2003
Explores the net effects of institutional type on degree attainment. Suggests that two-year matriculants are less likely to earn a Bachelors Degree than students first enrolling at four-year colleges. Findings hold even when differences are controlled between the two groups by researchers. Seeks to determine if the established pattern in valid…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements
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Jones, Steven W. – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews the literature on student attrition and suggests ways to increase enrollment and re-enrollment at community colleges without establishing labor-intensive programs and services. Focuses on the creation of the necessary environment for retention; the importance of campus-based research; and ways of predicting and preventing unnecessary…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Enrollment Influences
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Bellinger, Kathleen; And Others – Community College Review, 1985
Reports on a study of the professional socialization of associate degree nursing (ADN) students. Reviews previous research on the process of nursing socialization. Presents study findings based on responses from 1,877 nursing students in 20 ADN programs, focusing on students' characteristics and ideal and actual role models. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Modeling (Psychology), Nurses, Nursing Education
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Rounds, Jeanine C.; Andersen, Dan – Community College Review, 1985
Reviews literature on the questionable value of remedial instruction during the 1960's and 1970's; the improvement of intake and placement procedures during the subsequent decade; student participation in voluntary remedial programs; and recommendations emerging from the most recent studies of remedial instruction. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness
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Papagan, Harry G. – Community College Review, 1985
Reviews court rulings on academic sovereignty, discrimination and equal protection, and contractual relationships between students and schools. Offers guidance to help faculty prepare for student legal pressures by clarifying the roles of the student and the college. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Colleges, Court Litigation, Legal Problems
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