The Contradictory College: The Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and Futures of the Community College

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This book systematically analyzes the evidence on four key issues that have divided commentators on the community college: The community college's impact on students, business, and the universities; the factors behind its rise since 1900; the cause of its swift vocationalization after 1960; and what direction the community college should take in the future.
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Overview

This book systematically analyzes the evidence on four key issues that have divided commentators on the community college: The community college's impact on students, business, and the universities; the factors behind its rise since 1900; the cause of its swift vocationalization after 1960; and what direction the community college should take in the future.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 The Community College's Importance and Controversiality 3
Ch. 2 The Debate Deepened 15
Ch. 3 The Community College's Impact on Students, the Economy, and the Universities 43
Ch. 4 How Does the Community College Hinder Baccalaureate Attainment? 83
Ch. 5 The Founding of Community Colleges: Introduction 115
Ch. 6 Local-Level Institution Building: The Centrality of Local Educators 127
Ch. 7 State-Level Advocates: The Interests of Governors and State University Officials 145
Ch. 8 National-Level Reinforcement of Local and State Initiatives 175
Ch. 9 The Politics of Community College Founding: Summary and Conclusions 183
Ch. 10 The Vocationalization of the Community College: Introduction 191
Ch. 11 Local-Level Vocationalization: Community College Heads as Vocational Entrepreneurs 197
Ch. 12 State Governors and Legislators Discover Occupational Education 219
Ch. 13 National-Level Support for Vocationalization 231
Ch. 14 The Politics of Vocationalization: Summary and Conclusions 239
Ch. 15 From Research to Practice: The Policy Implications of the Community College's Impact on Students 245
Ch. 16 From Research to Theory: Implications for Educational History and Politics and Political Sociology 273
Notes 287
References 317
Index 359
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