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Sublett, Cameron; Tovar, Janae – Community College Review, 2021
Objective: This study sought to determine how aligned community college students' declared majors were with long-term occupational projections. In addition, the study explored whether this link was sensitive to entry-level education. Method: The current study merged two disparate sources of national education and economic data to form a novel…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Vocational Education, Labor Market
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Armstrong, Sonya L.; Stahl, Norman A.; King, James R. – Community College Review, 2021
Objective/Research Question: Surprisingly, little research explores the literacy practices specific to career technical education (CTE) courses at the postsecondary level, yet the number of students coming to college needing literacy support continues to increase. There is a need for focused research on what constitutes college-readiness. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Readiness, Literacy
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Xu, Di; Ran, Florence Xiaotao – Community College Review, 2020
Objective: This study examines the characteristics, course enrollment patterns, and academic outcomes of students who started their college careers in noncredit courses. Method: Drawing upon a rich dataset that includes transcript and demographic information on both for-credit and noncredit students in multiple institutions, this study explores…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Noncredit Courses, Student Characteristics
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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Barringer, Sondra N.; Jaquette, Ozan – Community College Review, 2018
Objective: Despite extensive debate about the curricular mission of community colleges, prior research has not sufficiently analyzed differences in the kinds of degrees (i.e., the field of study and award level) community colleges produce. Therefore, we explore both the fields of study and the levels at which public community colleges grant…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Academic Degrees, Public Colleges
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Van Noy, Michelle; Trimble, Madeline; Jenkins, Davis; Barnett, Elisabeth; Wachen, John – Community College Review, 2016
Objective: Some have hypothesized that community college programs are not sufficiently structured to support student success and that students would benefit from more highly structured programs. This study examines the specific ways that structure is expressed in policy and practice at representative community colleges. Method: Using data obtained…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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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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Githens, Rod Patrick; Sauer, Timothy M.; Crawford, Fashaad L.; Cumberland, Denise M.; Wilson, Kristin B. – Community College Review, 2014
This study examined community and institutional factors that influence offering online workforce development programs in community colleges. The study included a random sample of 321 community college in the United States. Findings conclude that colleges operating under statewide governance structures and in states with more highly centralized…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Labor Force Development, Electronic Learning, Governance
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Margolin, Jonathan; Miller, Shazia Rafiullah; Rosenbaum, James E. – Community College Review, 2013
This study explored whether community college websites are a useful medium for providing knowledge relevant to degree completion. Ten community students used one of three community college websites to answer 10 questions about occupational degree programs. A facilitator asked participants to think aloud while using the website to answer these…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Video Technology, Protocol Analysis
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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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Kirsch, Magda – Community College Review, 2010
After an overview of the history of short-cycle education within the Bologna process, this article details the development of short-cycle higher education policy in Flanders, the largest of the three communities in the Federal Kingdom of Belgium. By developing a Flemish national qualification framework in agreement with the European qualification…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualifications, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Slantcheva-Durst, Snejana; Ivanov, Stanislav – Community College Review, 2010
This chapter traces the development of short-cycle higher education in Bulgaria. An emphasis is placed on (a) the evolution of nonuniversity short-cycle institutes and (b) the challenges of bridging the gap between secondary and higher education and creating links between vocational and academic learning pathways. The case study of Bulgaria may…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Alignment (Education), Articulation (Education)
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Longhurst, Derek – Community College Review, 2010
This chapter traces the history, purposes, and distinctive features of the foundation degree, a short-cycle higher education qualification introduced in England in 2000-2001 and offered by both universities and further education colleges. The key characteristics of the foundation degree are discussed: employer involvement in curriculum development…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship
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Dellow, Donald A.; Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses how the State University of New York and the U.S. Department of Education (Vocational and Technical Educational Act programs) rely on a first-time, full-time cohort of entering students to measure the performance of community colleges. Reports that the use of this cohort misses roughly two-thirds of the students enrolled in degree…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Enrollment
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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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