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Awareness, Exercises in Basic Composition Skills
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Awareness, Exercises in Basic Composition Skills

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1972
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Practical Magic
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 199

Practical Magic

What constitutes excellent teaching? To answer this question, these noted experts went straight to the thousands of teachers who have been recognized for excellence-recipients of teaching excellence awards-and asked them. Their answers, which the authors have put into context with history and research, make for a book that is as inspiring as it is informative, shedding new light on both the definable and the simply magical components of good teaching. ... Publisher description.

Strangers in Their Own Land
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 196

Strangers in Their Own Land

Drawing from a national survey of community colleges, this book documents trends in the employment and integration of part-time faculty in American community colleges. Chapter 1, "Focusing on the Problems: Part-Time Faculty in American Community Colleges," describes the economic, technological, and demographic imperatives generating the increased employment of part-timers. Chapter 2, "Taking a Wide-Angle Picture: Surveying How American Community Colleges Use Part-Time Faculty," describes the methodology and major findings of the survey. Chapter 3, "Taking the Critical First Steps: Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring," reviews survey and literature review findings regarding the identification ...

Rising to the Challenge
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 124

Rising to the Challenge

"Presents measures taken at Guilford Technical Community College to ensure student and institutional success in the face of economic, accountability, and completion challenges. GTCC's experience serves as a model for any community college facing the same challenges"--Provided by publisher.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 294

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Showcasing 12 community college programs recognized as successful in serving the needs of at-risk students, this book reviews the impact of limited resources and a growing high-risk student population on community colleges, examines successful programs and strategies, discusses faculty selection, and reviews program evaluation criteria and methods. Chapter 1, "Focusing on the Problems: America between a Rock and a Hard Place," describes the economic, technological, and demographic imperatives providing the impetus for American community colleges to remain viable, open-access institutions. Chapter 2, "Back to the Future: Getting Here from There," provides a brief history of two-year colleges,...

High Stakes, High Performance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 63

High Stakes, High Performance

The American Association of Community Colleges commissioned this study of remedial education in community colleges as a framework for describing context, generating discussion, and encouraging improvement. The study reviews current research about open-door policies, underprepared students, faculty, and remedial programs. It also argues that changing demographics, burgeoning technologies, and a faltering public education system have led to increased illiteracy, unemployment, welfare dependency, racial tensions, crime, and other social ills. The report describes the major issues surrounding remediation in community colleges and provides the following recommendations to colleges for improving c...

Underrepresentation and the Question of Diversity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Underrepresentation and the Question of Diversity

Within the context of the history of educational discrimination and related social movements in the United States, this book examines the underrepresentation of women and of racial and ethnic minorities in community college leadership. Chapter 1, "Finding Equality in Egalitarian Educational Institutions," presents the premise of the book, that community colleges have not met their responsibilities to these underrepresented groups. In chapter 2, "Confronting the Language of Diversity," the debates concerning equality and inequality, the meaning of justice, the critical role of culture, and American democracy and pluralism are explored. Chapter 3, "Women: Expression and Experience in Academic ...

Gateway to Opportunity?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Gateway to Opportunity?

Community colleges hold immense promise if they can overcome their historical legacy and be re-institutionalized with unified missions, clear goals of educational success, and adequate financial resources. This book presents the history in all its complexity so that policy makers and practitioners might better understand the constraints of the past in an effort to realize the possibilities of the future.

Community Colleges
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 255

Community Colleges

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO

The only overview of research on the uniquely American community college system, which is increasingly becoming the site of entry for students seeking a higher education. * Five narrative chapters address the history, evolution, and current issues facing community colleges * Three additional chapters include a chronology; a listing of organizations, associations, and agencies; and an annotated listing of print and nonprint resources

Community Colleges and Their Students
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Community Colleges and Their Students

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-11-23
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book employs a socio-cultural approach to study the organizational dynamics and experiences of self-formation that shape community college life. The authors use case studies to analyze both the symbolic dimension and practices that enable the production of educational experiences in seven community colleges across the U.S. Levin and Montero-Hernandez explain the construction of organizational identity and student development as a result of the connection between institutional forces and individual agency. This work emphasizes the forms and conditions of interaction among college personnel, students, and external groups that were enacted to respond to the demands and opportunities in both participants local and larger contexts. The authors acknowledge both the collective and individual efforts of community college personnel to create caring community colleges that support nontraditional students.