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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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Franklin, Doug; Blankenberger, Bob – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: This study seeks to determine the nature of current program evaluation practices for learning assistance centers (LACs), the practices being used for program evaluation, and whether LAC directors believe their practices are appropriate for evaluating program effectiveness. Method: We conducted a survey (n = 61) of community college LAC…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Learning Laboratories
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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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Cho, Sung-Woo; Karp, Melinda Mechur – Community College Review, 2013
Using data from the Virginia Community College System and building upon prior Florida-based research, this study examines whether student success course enrollment, as well as student and institutional characteristics, has positive associations with shorter-term student outcomes, including earning any college credits within the first year and…
Descriptors: College Credits, Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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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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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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Hanson, Chad M. – Community College Review, 2006
In the 1990s, community colleges underwent a shift in their guiding paradigm. The transformation in norms, roles, and values took place in the name of "learning," as the change was driven by the goal of turning 2-year schools into "learning colleges." In this article, it is suggested that the shift ushered in by the learning movement limited the…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Hitt, William D. – Community College Review, 1975
Project USHER (Uniting Science and Humanness for Educational Redesign) is a management model which unites the concepts of management by objectives and participative management. This article reviews the rationale for such a model, describes the model, and outlines steps needed for successful implementation of this systematic approach to educational…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Administration, Community Involvement, Educational Objectives
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Segner, Ken B. – Community College Review, 1974
MBO (Management by Objectives) is a concept designed for corporate business; it is therefore inappropriate in an educational setting. It is especially dangerous for education because it gives an objective facade to an intrinsically subjective process. (DC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Methods, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies
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Huggins, George E. – Community College Review, 1974
Field schools tend to meet with resistance from curriculum committees which do not realize that practical experiences actually promote the kind of educational objectives they advocate. Contains advice to future field school instructors and a description of present and future field school activities. (DC)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Biology, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives
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Turnage, Martha – Community College Review, 1974
Rural society is suffering acutely from the shock of social change. Rural community colleges, therefore, must interweave life and learning. Four crucial needs of rural students are detailed; all revolve around the need for coping skills developed through dialogue and exposure to new ideas through exploration and/or confrontation. (DC)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Pekich, John – Community College Review, 1975
The subjective nature of the humanities does not lend itself to expression in behavioral terms. However, because humanities instructors are evaluated by the same "accountability" criteria as teachers of cognitive subjects, they are now stressing the measurable and ignoring the intangible areas of interpretation or even creativity. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Creativity, Educational Objectives
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Russell, Charles – Community College Review, 1974
Article discussed federal legislation passed in the 1960's and the impetus it has given to a broadly directed curricular approach to Adult Basic Education aimed at improving the "whole" man. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Consumer Education, Curriculum Design, Diagrams
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Hoenninger, Ronald; Black, Richard A. – Community College Review, 1974
Authors considered the responsibility of community colleges for the education of adult students, some prerequisites for effectively dealing with adult students, and proposed a workable model for adult education in the community college. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Community Colleges
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McDougle, Larry G. – Community College Review, 1974
Article considered a number of factors that supported the need for specialized occupational training at the high school level and at post secondary institutions and the weight of educational evidence favored productive change toward a more positive balance. (RK)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Responsibility
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