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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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Yamada, Hiroyuki; Bryk, Anthony S. – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Statway is a community college pathways initiative developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching designed to accelerate students' progress through their developmental math sequence to acquiring college math credit in statistics. Statway is a multifaceted change initiative designed to address the complex problems…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Program Descriptions, College Credits, Mathematics Instruction
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Hirschy, Amy S.; Bremer, Christine D.; Castellano, Marisa – Community College Review, 2011
Career and technical education (CTE) students pursuing occupational associate's degrees or certificates differ from students seeking academic majors at 2-year institutions in several ways. This article examines several theoretical models of student persistence and offers a conceptual model of student success focused on CTE students in community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Models, Vocational Education, Career Development
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Wachen, John; Jenkins, Davis; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2011
The federal government and private foundations for education have established postsecondary credential completion as a national imperative. Washington State's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) model was developed to increase the rate at which basic skills students advance to and succeed in college-level occupational programs,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Technical Education, Basic Skills, Career Education
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Cunniff, Patricia A.; Belknap, Mary C.; Kinholt, Stephan – Community College Review, 2007
Recent concern about the quality and supply of teachers in mathematics and science has prompted a rethinking of how teachers in these content areas are recruited and prepared. This article describes a project, funded by the National Science Foundation and undertaken by Phi Theta Kappa, to strengthen the mathematics, science, and technology…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Valeau, Edward J.; Boggs, George R. – Community College Review, 2004
Since 1988, the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) has sponsored a statewide mentor program intended to prepare junior-level administrators for senior positions and to create a more diverse pool from which future college leaders can be drawn. This article is an initial report of this program. As the report…
Descriptors: Mentors, State Programs, Management Development, Individual Development
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Caswell, Jackie Moe – Community College Review, 1983
Describes the Dallas Career Development and Renewal Program of the Dallas County Community College District, which utilizes staff internships, understudies, and special projects for staff development. Covers program history, goals, structures, staff level of participation, project activities, coordination, and costs. (LL)
Descriptors: Administrators, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Inservice Education
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Lang, Charles J.; Ireland, Jackie – Community College Review, 1985
Describes the development of the oral history center at West Los Angeles College and its contribution to the instructional program and to minority students' self-esteem, motivation, and achievement. Looks at the future role of the oral history movement at the college and at other community colleges nationwide. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Benefits, Minority Groups
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Roark, Dennis – Community College Review, 1985
Provides a rationale for integrating general education in vocational studies. Offers examples of institutions with such integrated programs, and suggests strategies for curricular change. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Boyer, Marcia A. – Community College Review, 1975
This article presents abstracts of five ERIC documents pertaining to community services in the community college which illustrate the diversity that exists in community service programs throughout the country. (DC)
Descriptors: Community Services, Information Sources, Literature Reviews, Program Descriptions
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DeCano, Pio, II – Community College Review, 1981
Considers the cultural diversity of the United States and its history of bilingualism. Looks at and provides examples of recent community college efforts in the area of bilingual education and presents a rationale for a community college role which includes meeting national demands for trained bilingual personnel, increasing global interaction,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, College Role
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Community College Review, 1980
Examines recent trends in general education, discussing its importance, definitions of general education, and its inconsistent status. Provides three examples of successful general education programs, as well as an ideal model for a community college program. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, General Education
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Winter, Gene M.; Fadale, LaVerna M. – Community College Review, 1979
Describes a method of evaluation which ensures maximum yield. Mentions common pitfalls in evaluation procedures and proposes Reality-Based Evaluation (RBE) as a safeguard against them. Outlines RBE and concludes that evaluation results must play an active role in bringing about change. (JG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions
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Oromaner, Mark – Community College Review, 1979
Discusses the concept of educational brokering. Describes the Hudson County (New Jersey) Community College Commission's use of leased facilities, adjunct faculty, and contractual agreements with institutions within and outside of the county to utilize their facilities and faculty in specific program areas. (JG)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Contracts, Delivery Systems, Educational Demand
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Klapstein, Earl K.; Steed, S. Paul – Community College Review, 1979
Describes the educational master planning process used in the Los Rios Community College District (California) to develop policy and administrative proposals. Illustrates problems in collecting and presenting data and techniques for constructing meaningful reports that are jargon-free, easily updated, and use clear, uncluttered graphs. (JG)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Data Collection
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