Gateway to Opportunity A History of the Community College in the United States

ISBN-10: 1579224520

ISBN-13: 9781579224523

Edition: 2010

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List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 1/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

W. Norton Grubb is the David Pierpont Gardner Professor in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the faculty coordinator of the Principal Leadership Institute, a program to prepare principals for urban schools. In addition to conducting wide-ranging research, he provides workshops for secondary and community college instructors and administrators, presenting different approaches to reform. He has also participated in public policy efforts such as the California Master Plan Commission and National Research Council Committee on high school motivation. His recent books include The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling; Honored But Invisible: An Inside Look at Teaching in Community Colleges; and Learning to Work: The Case for Reintegrating Education and Job Training.

Preface: The Institutionalization of Community Colleges
The State of the Union
The Institutional Effectiveness Movement and Higher Education
What Is an Institution?
The Community College: A Contradictory Institution
The Creation and Institutionalization of Junior Colleges in the United States, 1900-1980s
An Aristocracy of Talent: The Origins of Higher Education in the United States
Educational Innovation: The Creation of Junior Colleges, 1900-1940s
A Reformation: The Reinstitutionalization of Community Colleges Due to Increasing Student Access, 1950s-1960s
Community Colleges, Segregation, and Equality, 1960s-1980s
Whither To? Reaching a Plateau of Orthodoxy, 1970s-1980s
Institutional Ambiguity: Continued Struggles of the Contradictory College
A Critique of Orthodoxy: The New Left Evaluates Community Colleges, 1970s-1980s
Revised but Confused Orthodoxy: The Contradictory Community College's New Missions, 1990s-2000s
Are There Economic Returns to Community College Credentials? An Economic Assessment, 1990-2010
Overburdened and Underfunded: The California Community College
Origins of the California Junior College
Massification of Higher Education and Postwar Planning
Segregated Education in California and the Junior College
The California Postsecondary Education Commission
The Master Plan Revised: Declining Budgets and a New System of Accountability
Conclusion: Accounting and Accountability
The Ambiguous Legacy of the Community College: Policy, Administrative, and Educational Implications
The Reduction of Education to Human Capital
The Legacy of the Community College: A Limited Opportunity
Institutional Reform? Three Principles for Policy Makers
Selected Bibliography
About the Author
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