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Hu, Xiaodan; Ortagus, Justin C. – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: This study examines the role of community colleges in closing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by studying whether beginning at a community college improves the likelihood of female students earning their bachelor's degree in STEM. Method: Using nationally representative data, we apply a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Gender Differences, STEM Education, Females
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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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Denner, Jill; Werner, Linda; O'Connor, Lisa; Glassman, Jill – Community College Review, 2014
Efforts to increase the number of women who pursue and complete advanced degrees in computer and information sciences (CIS) have been limited, in part, by a lack of research on pathways into and out of community college CIS classes. This longitudinal study tests three widely held beliefs about how to increase the number of CIS majors at 4-year…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Career Choice
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Anzai, Shinobu; Paik, Chie Matsuzawa – Community College Review, 2012
Two-year colleges have played an important role in providing postsecondary education for women in postwar Japan. More recently, a dwindling college-bound population in Japan has resulted in a drastic decrease in the number of and enrollment in 2-year colleges. This study explored the motivations and aspirations of 12 Japanese female students to…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, College Faculty, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Lester, Jaime – Community College Review, 2008
Organizational cultures shape and reinforce socially appropriate roles for men and women. Drawing on a performativity framework, which assumes that gender is socially constructed through gendered "performances," this study employs interviews with and observations of six women faculty members to examine how dominant discourses define and maintain…
Descriptors: Socialization, Organizational Culture, Women Faculty, Females
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Wolf-Wendel, Lisa; Ward, Kelly; Twombly, Susan B. – Community College Review, 2007
This article explores the dynamics of how female faculty members at 2-year colleges balance the demands of their faculty jobs with motherhood. Results suggest that the community college appears to be a place that offers women the opportunity to balance their interests in teaching at the postsecondary level with the demands of having a family. This…
Descriptors: Females, Women Faculty, Community Colleges, College Faculty
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra – Community College Review, 2007
Berta Vigil Laden was a scholar who helped raise our understanding of minority-serving institutions generally and Hispanic-serving institutions in particular. She approached her work with empathy and compassion. This article reviews her major contributions.
Descriptors: Empathy, Hispanic American Students, Educational Researchers, Educational Research
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Weis, Lois – Community College Review, 1982
Provides selected data from a case study of a predominantly Black community college in a large northeastern city. Looks at students' fathers' occupations by race and sex and provides quotations from interviews with Black students regarding ghetto life and their educational objectives and expectations. Discusses implications. (WL)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Students, Family Characteristics, Females
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Grady, Susan K.; Frye, Bill J. – Community College Review, 1978
Explores the factors influencing female enrollment patterns in engineering fields. Enrollment has remained disproportionately low despite evidence that there are as many women as men with high mechanical aptitude and that good employment opportunities exist for women as engineering technicians. (AYC)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Engineering Technicians
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Rinnander, Elizabeth – Community College Review, 1977
Reviews the literature pertaining to creative methods currently being employed by the nation's community colleges to recruit non-traditional students. A bibliography is included. (DC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Bibliographies, Community Colleges, Females
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Smith, Amanda – Community College Review, 1975
Most high school girls are caught up in the Cinderella syndrome: they plan only for early marriage and lives as homemakers. This article recommends more realistic life-planning and outlines the advantages of careers in skilled trades for women: flexible hours, good pay, and high interest level. (DC)
Descriptors: Females, Homemakers, Mothers, Sex Differences
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Wenig, Celia – Community College Review, 1975
A mature woman recounts her experiences at a community college. (DC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Females, Lifelong Learning
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Clowes, Darrel A.; Levin, Bernard H. – Community College Review, 1980
Discusses a study using data from the National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 to explore patterns of postsecondary education. Describes the sample, the methodology, and the findings in terms of students' educational aspirations, college attendance, academic aptitude, family background, sex, race, and academic achievement. (AYC)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Academic Aspiration, College Attendance, College Choice
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Rossi, Eileen J. – Community College Review, 1976
Although certain aspects of community college education show change due to the women's movement, little support for credit curriculum and few special services have been offered, and few women administrators have been hired. The establishment of a national clearinghouse on women's programs would help provide clearer evaluation and more information.…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Females, Feminism, Special Programs
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Evans, Bronwynne C. – Community College Review, 1994
Discusses the educational needs of American Indian women, highlighting the difficulties that they encounter in traditional postsecondary education and their unique learning abilities. Suggests that the community ethos of American Indian culture needs to be transported to the classroom through the implementation of cooperative educational…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, College Students, Cooperative Learning
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