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Understanding Community Colleges

ISBN-10: 0415881277
ISBN-13: 9780415881272
Edition: 2013
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Description: Understanding Community Collegesprovides a comprehensive review of the community college landscape—management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development—and  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Understanding Community Collegesprovides a comprehensive review of the community college landscape—management and governance, finance, student demographics and development, teaching and learning, policy, faculty, and workforce development—and bridges the gap between research and practice. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars in the field who rely upon substantial theoretical perspectives—critical theory, social theory, institutional theory, and organizational theory—for a rich and expansive analysis of community colleges. The latest text to publish in the Core Concepts in Higher Educationseries, 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.

John S. Levin is the Bank of America Professor of Educational Leadership and the Director and Principal Investigator, California Community College Collaborative, at the University of California, Riverside, USA.

The Core: Community Colleges and their Students
Community College Mission in Historical Perspective
Student Diversity in Community Colleges: Examining Trends and Understanding the Challenges
Student Development and Consumerism: Student Services on Campus
International Students in U.S. Community Colleges: Status, Opportunities, and Future
Adult Student Development: The Agentic Approach and its Relationship to the Community College Context
Teaching Academically Underprepared Students in Community Colleges
Institutional Issues for the Community College
Planning Programs for Community College Education: Theory, Policy, and Practice
Managing Today's Community Colleges: A New Era?
Leadership: Community College Transitions
Deconstructing Governance and Expectations for the Community College
State Fiscal Support for Community Colleges
Economic and Workforce Development
Career and Technical Education:Old Debates, Persistent Challenges in Community Colleges
The Comparative Political Economy of Vocational Education: Lessons for the Study of Community Colleges in the United States
Community College Economic and Workforce Development Education in the Neoliberal and Academic Capitalist Contexts
The Future: Community College Research & Scholarship
Understandings of Community Colleges in Need of Resuscitation: The Case of Community College Faculty

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