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Broton, Katharine M. – Community College Review, 2019
Background: Most community college students from low-income families have ambitious educational degree goals, but only a small fraction attains them. For many decades, sociologists have primarily attributed this problem to a cooling out process in which college practitioners diminish students' educational ambitions using academic reorientation…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Community Colleges, Grants, Low Income
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Levin, John S.; Cox, Elizabeth M.; Cerven, Christine; Haberler, Zachary – Community College Review, 2010
This study identifies and examines the key practices of California community college programs that have demonstrated success in improving (or that have shown significant potential to improve) the achievement of underrepresented groups whose educational attainment often lags behind the attainment of relatively well-off White students. Unlike many…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Industry, Educational Attainment, College Programs
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Shearon, Ronald W. – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews the major contentions of Brint and Karabel's study of the growth and transformation of the American junior college from 1900 to 1985. While recognizing the scholarly contributions of the book, identifies questions that it does not consider and contests a number of conclusions. (DMM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment