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The American Community College:

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ISBN-10: 1118449819

ISBN-13: 9781118449813

Edition: 2013

Authors: Arthur M. Cohen, Florence B. Brawer, Carrie B. Kisker

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Community colleges have become a frequent subject of discussion in recent years, both among educators and philanthropists seeking to improve access and success in higher education for all groups, and increasingly among lawmakers and the general public responding to tuition increases at four-year institutions, a high unemployment rate and need for worker retraining, and pressure for all young people to obtain a postsecondary degree or certificate. Much of the buzz has been positive, with community colleges cast as the nexus of national efforts to prepare a highly skilled workforce, as well as the lynchpin in the K-20 education pipeline. Millions of federal and philanthropic dollars have been…    
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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Binding: Cloth Text 
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

The Authors
Background: Evolving Priorities and Expectations of the Community College
Students: Diverse Backgrounds and Purposes
Faculty: Building a Professional Identity
Organization, Governance, and Administration: Managing the Contemporary College
Finances: Generating, Sustaining, and Allocating Resources
Instruction: Methods, Media, and Effects
Student Services: Supporting Educational Objectives
Developmental Education: Enhancing Literacy and Basic Skills
Liberal Arts and Transfer Education: Preparation for the University
Integrative Education: Modifying General Education
Occupational Education: Growth and Change in Workforce Preparation
Community Education: Extending College Services and Training
Scholarship and Commentary: Perspectives of the Community College
Student Progress and Outcomes: A New Age of Accountability
Toward the Future: Trends, Challenges, and Obligations
Appendix: For-Profit Institutions
Name Index
Subject Index