Learning College For The 21st Century / Edition 1

Learning College For The 21st Century / Edition 1

by Terry O'Banion
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1573561134

ISBN-13: 9781573561136

Pub. Date: 05/16/1997

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Many earlier attempts at education reform have failed, causing some critics to call for a much more expansive wave of reform in which learning becomes a central focus. O'Banion presents an argument for the community college, with its strong penchant for innovation and risk-taking, as the ideal forum for creating this new learning paradigm. He proposes a provocative

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Many earlier attempts at education reform have failed, causing some critics to call for a much more expansive wave of reform in which learning becomes a central focus. O'Banion presents an argument for the community college, with its strong penchant for innovation and risk-taking, as the ideal forum for creating this new learning paradigm. He proposes a provocative new concept called 'the learning college,' which is designed to help students make passionate connections to learning. The book describes in detail the six key principles that form the definition and character of a learning college. Emerging models of this concept are already in place at a handful of community colleges, and six of these pioneering institutions share their initial journeys in this book. O'Banion provides a practical guide for community college leaders who are preparing their institutions to enter the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573561136
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/1997
Series:
American Council on Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword by K. Patricia Cross
Preface
Acknowledgments
Trimming the Branches of a Dying Tree by Terry O'Banion
The Student Is First by Terry O'Banion
Back to the Future by Terry O'Banion
How Firm a Foundation: The Promise of Technology by Terry O'Banion
How Firm a Foundation: Learning Research, Outcome Measures, and Learning Organizations by Terry O'Banion
The Journey of Transformation for Sinclair Community College by David H. Ponitz
Emerging Models of the New Paradigm at Jackson Community College by Lee Howser and Carole Schwinn
Lane Changes: Transformation at Lane Community College by Jerry Moskus
Becoming a Learner-Centered College System at Maricopa by Paul A. Elsner
The Palomar College Experience by George R. Boggs and Diane G. Michael
The Community College of Denver Creates a Climate for Learning by Byron McClenney
Launching a Learning College by Terry O'Banion
Index

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