Understanding Community Colleges

Understanding Community Colleges

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Understanding Community Colleges provides a comprehensive review of the community college landscapea€”management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce developmenta€”and bridges the gap between research and practice. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars in the field who rely upon substantial theoretical perspectivesa€”critical theory, social theory, institutional theory, and organizational theorya€”for a rich and expansive analysis of community colleges. The latest text to publish in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series, this exciting new text fills a gap in the higher education literature available for students enrolled in Higher Education and Community College graduate programs. This text provides students with: A review of salient research related to the community college field. Critical theoretical perspectives underlying current policies. An understanding of how theory links to practice, including focused end-of-chapter discussion questions. A fresh examination of emerging issues and insight into contemporary community college practices and policy.Table 2.1 Student ethnicity: Geographical comparative analysis, Fall 2009 Race/ Ethnicity U.S. California Florida Illinois Texas Total, ... National Center for Education Statistics, 2010a; California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2010; Florida Department of Education ... Furthermore, community college students are more likely to be independent than their counterparts in four-year institutions; 57% ofanbsp;...

Title:Understanding Community Colleges
Author: John S. Levin, Susan T. Kater
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-09-10

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