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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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Gupton, Jarrett T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Community colleges are gateways of access to higher education for many underrepresented students. One group that has received little attention in the community college research literature is homeless youth. The objective of this research is to address the following research questions: (a) What might be learned from the narratives of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Homeless People, Statistical Analysis
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Kisker, Carrie B.; Weintraub, Dayna S.; Newell, Mallory Angeli – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Ideally, community colleges both democratize opportunity and develop in students the civic skills necessary to meaningfully participate in a democratic society. This national pilot study examines the individual and institutional factors associated with greater civic agency, capacity, behavior, and knowledge among students after at least…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Pilot Projects
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Wladis, Claire; Hachey, Alyse C.; Conway, Katherine M. – Community College Review, 2015
Using data from more than 2,000 community college science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors in the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, this research investigates how ethnicity, gender, non-traditional student risk factors, academic preparation, socio-economic status, and English-as-second-language/citizenship status…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Enrollment Rate
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Nienhusser, H. Kenny – Community College Review, 2014
This article examines the case of how the City University of New York (CUNY)--its central administrative offices and two of its community colleges--has addressed the issue of college access for undocumented immigrants in its implementation of New York's college in-state resident tuition (ISRT) policy for this population. It highlights the role of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Program Implementation, Postsecondary Education
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina Veny – Community College Review, 2012
American policy makers, educators, and others are concerned that predicted workforce shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields will have a catastrophic impact on the economy. This article takes a realistic look at the "STEM problem," identifying how community colleges can be a part of the solution. We provide…
Descriptors: Evidence, Ethnic Groups, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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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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Price, Douglas B.; Hyle, Adrienne E.; Jordan, Kitty V. – Community College Review, 2009
Interviews with 17 African American students and 19 White students were employed to examine interracial relations at a predominantly White community college campus. Seen through the lens of Granovetter's strength of ties theory, the interview findings revealed that strong intraracial ties and the absence of weak interracial ties inhibited…
Descriptors: African American Students, Race, Racial Relations, White Students
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Eaton, Judith S. – Community College Review, 2007
Arthur M. Cohen has spoken to community college leaders on a diverse array of issues for many years. This article focuses on his contributions to this leadership in three major areas: (a) providing a vision of community colleges as collegiate institutions, (b) offering valuable and thought-provoking insight into the current context for community…
Descriptors: Leadership, Community Colleges, College Administration, College Role
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Vanwagoner, Randall J.; Bowman, Linda S.; Spraggs, Laurence D. – Community College Review, 2005
The level of success that has sustained community colleges in the past will not suffice for the future. Shifting environments, resources, competitors, accountability, and technology have changed the measures of organizational performance. This article provides a new framework and defines a new set of critical measures that will move community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Organizational Effectiveness, Success, Graduation Rate
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Scigliano, Virginia Lee – Community College Review, 1976
Although general education is cited as a major thrust of community colleges, this function is carried out more in word than in deed. The role of general education should be reexamined. Perhaps it is now necessary to establish a new direction for general education, based on the relevant and vital needs of communities. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Needs
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Trent, Curtis; Ragsdale, John Fleming – Community College Review, 1976
The restrictive, stifling, hostile environment within corrective institutions precludes effective inmate education programs. Real inmate education can best be achieved through study-release programs. The community college is ideally suited to this purpose because of its responsiveness and accessibility. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Hudson, A. James; Smith, Ralph B. – Community College Review, 1976
Results of a study of general education in California community colleges indicate an indifference on the part of community colleges relative to the development of comprehensive general education programs. General education has been rendered an ineffective part of the student's program; it is little more than a collection of unrelated irrelevant…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Gragg, William L.; Stroud, Patricia M. – Community College Review, 1977
This report presents the characteristics of students who failed in their first four-year college attempt, then transferred into community colleges, and subsequently moved on to a four-year college and succeeded. While the numbers who moved on through each stage dropped, they were large enough to identify recovery as a valuable community college…
Descriptors: College Role, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Handleman, Chester – Community College Review, 1977
A survey designed to investigate the causes of declining levels of student achievement indicated that (1) there has been an over-use of objective testing, (2) grade inflation is a serious problem, and (3) community colleges may have over-emphasized accommodation of unprepared students and under-emphasized cognitive learning. Recommendations to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges
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