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Gupton, Jarrett T. – Community College Review, 2017
Objective: Community colleges are gateways of access to higher education for many underrepresented students. One group that has received little attention in the community college research literature is homeless youth. The objective of this research is to address the following research questions: (a) What might be learned from the narratives of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Homeless People, Statistical Analysis
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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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Nienhusser, H. Kenny – Community College Review, 2014
This article examines the case of how the City University of New York (CUNY)--its central administrative offices and two of its community colleges--has addressed the issue of college access for undocumented immigrants in its implementation of New York's college in-state resident tuition (ISRT) policy for this population. It highlights the role of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Program Implementation, Postsecondary Education
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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Purnamasari, Agustina Veny – Community College Review, 2012
American policy makers, educators, and others are concerned that predicted workforce shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields will have a catastrophic impact on the economy. This article takes a realistic look at the "STEM problem," identifying how community colleges can be a part of the solution. We provide…
Descriptors: Evidence, Ethnic Groups, Community Colleges, STEM Education
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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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Hurlburt, Allan S. – Community College Review, 1988
Reviews the guidelines created in 1950 for the development of North Carolina's community college system, and assesses how well the guidelines anticipated future needs. Reviews the achievements of the system with respect to vocational preparation, broad curricula, low tuition, conveniently located campuses, local initiative and control, and state…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges
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Fischer, Russell G. – Community College Review, 1987
Offers a review of the work of California's Commission for the Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education, focusing on the Commission's recommendations in the areas of: (1) ensuring both access to education and academic success; (2) college mission and functions; (3) faculty and administrators; (4) governance; and (5) finance. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, College Faculty, College Role
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Rendon, Laura I. – Community College Review, 1993
Assesses the community college transfer function with respect to low transfer and retention rates, the value of associate degrees, lack of congruence between students' intention to transfer and actual transfer rates, vocational programs as subbaccalaureate tracks, curriculum structure, the overproduction of bachelor's degrees, and colleges'…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates
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Shearon, Ronald W. – Community College Review, 1989
Reviews the major contentions of Brint and Karabel's study of the growth and transformation of the American junior college from 1900 to 1985. While recognizing the scholarly contributions of the book, identifies questions that it does not consider and contests a number of conclusions. (DMM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment
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Brint, Steven; Karabel, Jerome – Community College Review, 1989
Acknowledges the contributions of community colleges to the expansion of access to higher education, yet concludes that two-year colleges, especially since vocational education gained curricular predominance, have accentuated existing patterns of social inequality. Advocates the revitalization of transfer programs and the fostering of public…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Democratic Values
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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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Johnston, J. Richard – Community College Review, 1977
Competition for public revenues will force colleges to establish priorities regarding social roles, curriculum, students, kinds of community service, tuition, and financial policies. Struggle to control policy by faculty, administration, local and state agencies is discussed. (RT)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Benefits