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Harbour, Clifford P.; Wolgemuth, Jennifer R. – Community College Review, 2015
Objective: The purpose of this article is to explain how central points developed in Dewey's 1916 "Democracy and Education" provide the rationale needed to adopt institutional and policy recommendations made by Grubb and Lazerson in their 2004 book, "The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling". Method: The central…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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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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Ayers, David F.; Miller-Dyce, Cherrel; Carlone, David – Community College Review, 2008
Researchers asked 17 participants in a job-training program to describe their personal struggles following an economic restructuring. Examined through a critical theoretical lens, findings indicate that the learners enrolled in the program to reclaim security, dignity, meaningful work, and caring relationships. Program planners at community…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Program Development, Job Training
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Brown, Richard J. – Community College Review, 1974
Considered the role of community colleges and their direction in terms of achieving true comprehensiveness. (RK)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy
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Wattenbarger, James L.; And Others – Community College Review, 1982
Proposes a decision-making model for organizing and structuring academic and occupational programs and choosing the most efficient management style. Recommends a comprehensive community needs assessment, completion of the Environmental Assessment Scale (EAS), determination of educational philosophy, and selection of appropriate college structure.…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Administration, College Environment, Community Colleges
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Dassance, Charles R. – Community College Review, 1985
Assesses the current relevance of a 1972 statement on student personnel work, which saw the counselor as a catalyst and an equal partner to instruction, curriculum, library, and management functions. Sees the student development services role as to furnish direct support services to students and to promote student development. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, Student Development
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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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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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Pullias, Earl V. – Community College Review, 1975
The higher education system of the United States evolved from the English college, the land grant college, and the German university. The land grant college, which combined lofty idealism with hard practicality, and which established the concept of education for the masses, is a true forerunner of our community colleges today. (DC)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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Young, Robert B.; And Others – Community College Review, 1981
Using gardening metaphors, warns community college presidents that fiscal constraints may force them to limit the diversity of their programming. Suggests that with careful planning the true identity of the community college can be maintained. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Programs, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Philosophy
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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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James, Gerald B.; Gill, Edwin – Community College Review, 1976
James emphasizes the importance of occupational subjects and regards academic subjects as mere tools needed to master one's skill and enrich one's life. Gill regards the point of education as preparation not just for employment, but for living, and recommends that career education be offered on an elective basis only. (NHM)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Philosophy, General Education, Humanistic Education
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Martin, Marie Y. – Community College Review, 1974
Considered recent congressional legislation and national administrative action, coupled with increasing demands for skilled workers, that has given impetus to the growth of highly accessible and comprehensive occupation oriented programs in community colleges. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Facilities
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Cosand, Joseph P. – Community College Review, 1973
The first Assembly of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges discussed the role community colleges must assume within post-secondary education. (Author/RK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy
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Langhorst, Scott A. – Community College Review, 1997
Reviews the importance of changing the role of community colleges as the world moves into the information age. Emphasizes the importance of developing basic skills in technology and in fostering a desire for lifelong learning. Contains 37 references. (JDI)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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