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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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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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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