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Kisker, Carrie B.; Weintraub, Dayna S.; Newell, Mallory Angeli – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Ideally, community colleges both democratize opportunity and develop in students the civic skills necessary to meaningfully participate in a democratic society. This national pilot study examines the individual and institutional factors associated with greater civic agency, capacity, behavior, and knowledge among students after at least…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Two Year College Students, Pilot Projects
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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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Trent, Curtis; Ragsdale, John Fleming – Community College Review, 1976
The restrictive, stifling, hostile environment within corrective institutions precludes effective inmate education programs. Real inmate education can best be achieved through study-release programs. The community college is ideally suited to this purpose because of its responsiveness and accessibility. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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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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Gragg, William L.; Stroud, Patricia M. – Community College Review, 1977
This report presents the characteristics of students who failed in their first four-year college attempt, then transferred into community colleges, and subsequently moved on to a four-year college and succeeded. While the numbers who moved on through each stage dropped, they were large enough to identify recovery as a valuable community college…
Descriptors: College Role, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Handleman, Chester – Community College Review, 1977
A survey designed to investigate the causes of declining levels of student achievement indicated that (1) there has been an over-use of objective testing, (2) grade inflation is a serious problem, and (3) community colleges may have over-emphasized accommodation of unprepared students and under-emphasized cognitive learning. Recommendations to…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1976
Relative newcomers to higher education, community colleges need to assess the past and establish clear future goals. Existing assets need further development. Specific functions should be defined. Integration with the community and program articulation with high schools, vocational and technical schools should be pursued. But conflicts between…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Conflict Resolution
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Platt, Gail M. – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews literature and statistics on the increasing incidence of underprepared students entering postsecondary education, highlighting the community colleges' role in responding to students' needs. Puts forth reasons for providing remedial education related to the magnitude of the problem, access for educationally disadvantaged, adult students,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Kingry, Larry; Cole, Lee – Community College Review, 1985
Describes a study of the perceptions of Oregon community college and business representatives regarding the colleges' role in 23 economic development activities. Reveals little agreement between the business representatives and college administrators, support for increasing the colleges' economic development role, consensus among vocational and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Role
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Campbell, Dale F. – Community College Review, 1983
Examines three generally held assumptions concerning the mission, resource management, and curriculum of two-year college occupational programs within the context of the current information society. Recommends using information networks to promote knowledge, acknowledging information as a dominant resource for management, and integrating learning…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Community College Review, 1983
Reviews the development of the transfer function in California community colleges, supplying data confirming that community colleges function not only as career, community, and compensatory education centers, but as institutions in which students desiring baccalaureate degrees matriculate, albeit differently from a generation ago. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Student Educational Objectives
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Cosand, Joseph – Community College Review, 1983
Identifies the groups who make decisions about the future of the community college. Outlines basic concerns for the present and future: education for whom, for what purpose, at which institution, by which faculty, with what standards, at what cost to whom, and who should make these decisions. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Educational Objectives
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Austell, David B., Jr. – Community College Review, 1986
Reports on interviews conducted to assess the status of humanities instruction in North Carolina's community colleges. Includes Dallas Herring's reflections on the establishment and growth of the state's community college system. Summarizes interviews with central office representatives and two-year college managers concerning the mission and…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges
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Sullins, W. Robert; Atwell, Charles A. – Community College Review, 1986
Presents methods and findings of a study of finances, programs, costs, curriculum, and innovative practices at 160 small rural colleges, including comparative data on a small sample of nonrural and large community colleges. Finds small colleges receiving special consideration from funding sources and program diversity related to enrollment size.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges
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Yarborough, Thelma B. – Community College Review, 1981
Reviews the history of education in the prison system and the practices used to deal with prisoners. Traces changes and improvements in prison educational services. Calls for further research to measure the effectiveness of correctional rehabilitation, prison education, and community college programs for offenders. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation
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