Community Colleges: Policy in the Future Context / Edition 1

Community Colleges: Policy in the Future Context / Edition 1

by Barbara K. Townsend, Susan Twombly
     
 

ISBN-10: 1567505236

ISBN-13: 9781567505238

Pub. Date: 11/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This book addresses various federal, state, and institutional policies affecting community colleges and speculates about future policy options within the current policy context. While attempting to be comprehensive, the book does not include every policy issue affecting community colleges but rather examines most of the major policy issues considered salient for

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This book addresses various federal, state, and institutional policies affecting community colleges and speculates about future policy options within the current policy context. While attempting to be comprehensive, the book does not include every policy issue affecting community colleges but rather examines most of the major policy issues considered salient for community college at the onset of the 21st century. Written by various experts on the community college and addressed to those concerned with policies affecting higher education as well as those interested in the future of the community college, the book begins with a macro look at the policy context affecting community colleges, including federal policies, state governance structures, and the impact of globalization on community colleges.

At the state level, chapter authors focus on timely and critical issues challenging state policy: links with K-12 education, workforce preparation, dual credit policies, transfer and articulation, remediation, and technology. At the institutional level, policies on general education and student persistence are examined. The book concludes with a plea for a more critical approach to community college policy for the 21st century. This timely work provides an update on the status of policies affecting community colleges and possible future directions for policy decisions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567505238
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2000
Series:
Educational Policy in the 21st Century Series
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Governmental Policies Affecting Community Colleges by Arthur M. Cohen

Federal Policies and Community Colleges: A Mix of Federal and Local Influences by Cheryl D. Lovell

Statewide Governance Structures and Two-Year Colleges by Richard C. Richardson, Jr. and Gerardo E. de los Santos

Accountability in Community Colleges: Looking Toward the Twenty-First Century by Frankie Santos Laanan

The Burrard and the Buffeted Institution: Globalization and the Community College by John S. Levin

Policy Directions for K-14 Education: Looking to the Future by Margaret Terry Orr and Debra D. Bragg

State Policies and the Community College's Role in Workforce Preparation by Kevin J. Dougherty

State Dual Credit Policy and Its Implications for Community Colleges: Lessons from Missouri for the Twenty-First Century by Anthony G. Girardi and Robert B. Stein

Statewide Transfer and Articulation Policies: Current Practices and Emerging Issues by Jan M. Ignash and Barbara K. Townsend

Reframing Remediation as a Systemic Phenomenon: A Comparative Analysis of Remediation in Two States by Kathleen Shaw

Teaching and Learning in the New Information Age: State-System Policies for Technology by Rosa Cintrón, Connie Dillon, and Tammy Boyd

SUNY General Education Reform and the Community Colleges: A Case Study of Cross Purposes by George Higginbottom and Richard M. Romano

Institutional Policies that Promote Persistence Among First-Year Community College Students by Romero Jalomo, Jr.

The Future of Community College Policy in the Twenty-First Century Susan Twombly and Barbara K. Townsend

Index

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