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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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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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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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Emerling, Fred – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study which sought to determine whether students would be able to identify the gender and ethnicity of the writer of an essay placement test based on the writer's handwriting and the content of the paper. The student-readers were able to guess the writers' gender 87.6 percent of the time and ethnicity 47.9 percent of the time. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Essay Tests, Ethnicity, Females
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Davis, Joe L.; Hunnicut, David M. – Community College Review, 1991
Describes a study of alcohol use and abuse among 2,843 community college students from 6 campuses in 1 midwestern state. Presents a profile of early onset (i.e., prior to age 18), large quantities of consumption, and frequent use, with males drinking more heavily, more often than females. (DMM)
Descriptors: Age, Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol Education, Community Colleges
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Nora, Amaury; Rendon, Laura – Community College Review, 1990
Describes a study to identify sociodemographic, academic, and attitudinal variables that differentiate between male and female and White and Hispanic community college students with different levels of academic preparation enrolled in mathematics and science courses. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Females
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Vaughan, George B. – Community College Review, 1989
Reports on a survey of women community college presidents concerning their interview for the presidency, perceived assets of being a female candidate, mentors and role models, negative role models, and perceptions of the job. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Presidents, Community Colleges, Females
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Beckerman, Adela; Fontana, Leonard – Community College Review, 1987
Describes a study of the attitudes and beliefs of male and female business students in a community college, focusing on gender-based differences in perceptions of education, self-concepts, and orientation toward several goals. Found no attitudinal or motivational differences between male and female students. (DMM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Colleges, Females, Males
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Fralick, Marsha Ann – Community College Review, 1984
Reports on a survey of women enrolled in the Grossmont Community College District. Compares the background and educational characteristics; attitudes towards women, work, and family; and personality characteristics of women enrolled in traditional or nontraditional programs for their sex. Advocates support services for women in nontraditional…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Females, Nontraditional Occupations, Reentry Students
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Coccia, Elizabeth Ann – Community College Review, 1997
Describes a qualitative study examining the educational experiences of eight women mandated into college by the Job Opportunity and Basic Skills Program, a welfare-to-work initiative. Indicates that social service representatives fostered feelings of oppression in the women, whereas college personnel provided encouragement and positive guidance.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Females, Mother Attitudes
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Lumsden, D. Barry; Stewart, G. Bryan – Community College Review, 1992
Analyzes the 394 articles published in the "Community/Junior College Quarterly of Research and Practice" between 1977 and 1991 in terms of the authors' gender, region of residence, and institutional affiliation. Reports that most of the 633 authors were male, employed at a research university, and from the south. (DMM)
Descriptors: Authors, Colleges, Community Colleges, Educational Researchers
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