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Van Noy, Michelle; Zeidenberg, Matthew – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes community college STEM programs, including transfer-oriented science and engineering (S&E) programs and workforce-oriented technician programs, and the characteristics and educational pathways of the students who enroll in these programs.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, STEM Education, Student Characteristics, Career Development
A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership on Remedial Math Contextualization in Career and Technical Education Programs
Wang, Xueli; Wang, Yan; Prevost, Amy – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter documents a partnership between university-based researchers and community college instructors and practitioners in their collective pursuit to improve student success in manufacturing programs at a large urban 2-year technical college, presenting an example of a contextualized instructional approach to teaching developmental math,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Researchers, College Faculty, Community Colleges
Troudt, Edgar E.; Schulman, Stuart A.; Winkler, Christoph – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This paper explores the model of a pedagogical system for business and entrepreneurship education and discusses the effects of its evolution on the balance between fidelity of implementation and ease of adoption.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Models, Business Administration Education, Entrepreneurship
Lowry, Kimberly; Thomas-Anderson, Tricia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter summarizes funding trends to support career and technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at community colleges compared to funding for similar programs at 4-year colleges and universities. Examples of intramural and extramural funding strategies as well as lessons learned and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, STEM Education, Achievement Gains, Achievement Gap
Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
When linked to program review and improvement, program evaluation can help practitioners to ensure that career-technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs offer equitable access and outcomes for underserved student groups.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education, STEM Education
Lester, Jaime; Struthers, Brice; Yamanaka, Aoi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter reviews the literature, gender and CTE, classroom climate, and faculty-student interactions and presents results of a qualitative study on gender microaggressions in community college CTE classrooms.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Aggression, Community Colleges, Vocational Education
Recruiting and Retaining Women in Information Technology Programs: Practices and Challenges in Iowa Community Colleges
Chen, Yu; de la Mora, Arlene; Kemis, Mari – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter examines exemplary practices and challenges of recruiting and retaining women in information technology programs in an Iowa community college context.
Descriptors: Females, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
Implications for Policy and Practice: Summary of the Volume and Lessons for the Future of CTE Programs and STEM
Smith, Dimitra Jackson – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter provides a summary of the aforementioned chapters and includes implications for policy and practice and lessons for the future as it relates to CTE programs and STEM education.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocational Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
Gross, Jillian L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the multifaceted history and future trajectory of community colleges in India and considers implications for policy and practice.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Context Effect, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices
Wilson, Kristin Bailey; Van Alebeek, Wouter – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
Since the end of apartheid, South African leaders have been working to transform all aspects of the racialized society into a nonracialized, nonsexist democratic state, including postsecondary education. This chapter examines the changing South African collegiate context focusing on access, persistence, affordability, accreditation, transfer, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Community Colleges, Context Effect
Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Friedel, Janice Nahra; Valeau, Edward J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter compares the role of institutional and national completion agendas at community colleges and global counterparts around the world.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Comparative Education
Boggs, George R.; Elsner, Paul A.; Irwin, Judith T. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the expansion of postsecondary or tertiary education throughout the world, the motivations for the expansion, and the commonalities and differences in the systems.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Global Approach, Educational Development, Motivation
Tyndorf, Darryl M., Jr.; Glass, Chris R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter argues that increasing human capital through a combination of university and community college education promotes greater economic growth in developing countries.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Human Capital, Economic Development, Developing Nations
Chase-Mayoral, Audree M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter explores the theoretical and conceptual history of the global rise of the U.S. community college model, focusing on the common missing ingredient that remains elusive among the increasing numbers of these community-based institutions.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Models, Global Approach, Adoption (Ideas)
Sianos, Helen – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in Canada released "Ontario's Differentiation Policy Framework for Postsecondary Education" in 2013. This chapter examines the mandate as it pertains to the college sector.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education