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Decker, Amber – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2013
This article reflects how the student development theories of William Perry and Robert Kegan are useful in understanding the student behaviors in community and technical colleges. Leaders of these organizations must incorporate theory-based practices in order to promote a student-centered culture. Examples are given as illustrations of how…
Descriptors: Student Development, Student Behavior, Community Colleges, Educational Theories
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Basham, Matthew J.; Yankowy, Barbara – Journal of Instructional Research, 2015
As today's students become more technologically savvy, social, and collaborative using social media, there are new and innovative techniques educators can use in the classroom. For example, action research is a newer technique using collaborative group processes, drawing upon the experiences of the individuals to promote positive results. This…
Descriptors: Action Research, Lesson Plans, Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning
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Moreno, Amanda J.; Green, Sheridan; Koehn, Jo – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: This study evaluated the effectiveness of 2 professional development interventions aimed at improving the quality of care provided by caregivers in ordinary infant-toddler child care settings, both center- and home-based. In all, 183 participants in a community college course on infant-toddler theory and practice, an in-service…
Descriptors: Child Care, Educational Quality, Infants, Toddlers
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Kester, Jessica; Block, Rebecca; Karda, Margaret Reinfeld; Orndoff, Harold, III – Across the Disciplines, 2016
Today, and historically, the presence of WAC/WID programs in the community college setting remains anemic when compared to Ph.D.-granting institutions. This fact is particularly troubling considering the AAC&U's research on high-impact practices and its correlation with WAC/WID theory and practice. This article empirically investigates the…
Descriptors: Writing Across the Curriculum, Content Area Writing, Community Colleges, Educational Practices
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Purcell, Jennifer W. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The purpose of this action research study was to explore how community colleges increase their capacity for community engagement. Faculty and staff members who were identified as community engagement leaders within a public community college participated in a series of interventions to improve community engagement practices within the college. The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Community Relationship, Community Involvement, Action Research
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Higbee, Jeanne L.; Arendale, David R.; Lundell, Dana Britt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter summarizes theoretical perspectives and research findings on developmental education, and emphasizes the importance of considering students' voices and experiences in determining how best to facilitate growth and development in college.
Descriptors: Student Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Student Experience, Community Colleges
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Person, Dawn R.; Ellis, Pilar; Plum, Caryn; Boudreau, Debra – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2005
This chapter describes two emerging theories that inform career counseling and explores how they can strengthen student success programs for underrepresented populations. The chapter also describes several effective programs and services that support traditionally underrepresented students as they prepare for, succeed in, and make the transition…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Community Colleges, Disproportionate Representation, Social Theories
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Community College Review, 2005
Differences between researchers and practitioners can be found in four areas: the distance from the object of study; the ideological perspective; the purposes of the research; and the political agenda behind the research. Each of these principles dominates the perceptions of the people involved and thus contributes to the phenomenon of mutual…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Researchers, Universities
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Wursta, Melanie; Brown-DuPaul, Judy; Segatti, Laura – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2004
Teacher education faculty need to bridge college course knowledge to actual practices in early childhood classrooms. Historically, faculty have lectured about best practices and then students have attempted to integrate these concepts into their own teaching with children. This article highlights one community college's use of digital photography…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Student Teachers, Educational Benefits, Educational Technology
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Hora, Matthew T.; Blackburn Cohen, Chelsea A. – Community College Review, 2018
Purpose: Community and technical college student employability is a pressing concern in the United States and China. Policy makers focus on developing students' human capital in the form of credentials and cognitive skills. However, the focus on completion overlooks the role that noncognitive skills and contextual factors may play in student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, College Students, Cultural Capital
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Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2011
This article opens with statements excerpted from reports written by the MLA Committee on Community Colleges. These statements present an accurate description of the work of community college faculty: teaching (face-to-face and online), and a commitment to student learning form the basis of the community college mission. Faculty are recognized…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Teacher Responsibility, Reflective Teaching