The Contradictory College: The Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and Futures of the Community College / Edition 1

The Contradictory College: The Conflicting Origins, Impacts, and Futures of the Community College / Edition 1

by Kevin James Dougherty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791419568

ISBN-13: 9780791419564

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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.  See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791419564
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Series:
SUNY Series in Frontiers of Education
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1The Community College's Importance and Controversiality3
Ch. 2The Debate Deepened15
Ch. 3The Community College's Impact on Students, the Economy, and the Universities43
Ch. 4How Does the Community College Hinder Baccalaureate Attainment?83
Ch. 5The Founding of Community Colleges: Introduction115
Ch. 6Local-Level Institution Building: The Centrality of Local Educators127
Ch. 7State-Level Advocates: The Interests of Governors and State University Officials145
Ch. 8National-Level Reinforcement of Local and State Initiatives175
Ch. 9The Politics of Community College Founding: Summary and Conclusions183
Ch. 10The Vocationalization of the Community College: Introduction191
Ch. 11Local-Level Vocationalization: Community College Heads as Vocational Entrepreneurs197
Ch. 12State Governors and Legislators Discover Occupational Education219
Ch. 13National-Level Support for Vocationalization231
Ch. 14The Politics of Vocationalization: Summary and Conclusions239
Ch. 15From Research to Practice: The Policy Implications of the Community College's Impact on Students245
Ch. 16From Research to Theory: Implications for Educational History and Politics and Political Sociology273
Notes287
References317
Index359

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