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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
Bagadiong, Neil Soriano – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Several longitudinal reports predicted a potential crisis in the nation's community college system: a leadership gap due to a sizeable number of retirements of presidents and other high ranking college leaders. First reported at the beginning of 2000, the gap continues to grow, and recent research highlights the continuing trend. In the near…
Descriptors: Leadership, Community Colleges, College Presidents, Two Year Colleges
Holland, Arnold – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study explored the perceptions of ten community college visual arts faculty in five different community college settings with regard to the theory and practice disjunctures they were experiencing in their roles as instructors teaching foundational level courses within visual arts programs. The study illuminated the responses of community…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Visual Arts, Community Colleges, Teacher Attendance
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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
Streitwieser, Bernhard, Ed.; Ogden, Anthony, Ed. – Symposium Books, 2016
The idea of the professional who bridges both research and practice has been largely overlooked and at times even disregarded by the academic and administrative structures that govern activity in higher education today. In international higher education, the number of students who now engage in mobility and exchange has expanded globally, along…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Global Approach
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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
Jain, Rashi – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Traditional notions around "research" and "teaching" tend to project the two as separate, often conflicting, activities. My dissertation challenges this perceived dichotomy and explores points of connections, or continuities, between teaching and research through my own practice as an adjunct community-college English as a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
Kasten, Susan, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2010
The classroom practices discussed in "Effective Second Language Writing" reflect various trends and methodologies; however, the underlying theme in this volume of the Classroom Practice Series is the need for clear and meaningful communication between ESL writers and their readers. While approaches differ, two core beliefs are constant: ESL…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Linguistics
Altstadt, David – Jobs for the Future, 2012
States wrestling with the challenge of increasing community college student completion rates recognize that a critical next step is building support among faculty for reform efforts. Faculty can play a crucial role in bridging the historic divide between policy and practice. Empowering faculty to take a substantive role in informing policy…
Descriptors: Leadership, Professional Development, Community Colleges, Educational Change
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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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