American Community College (Jossey-Bass Higher & Adult Education Series) / Edition 3

American Community College (Jossey-Bass Higher & Adult Education Series) / Edition 3

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American Community College (Jossey-Bass Higher & Adult Education Series) / Edition 3

"This book is essential reading for anyone who thinks deeply about community colleges. Students in leadership programs as well as professionals with many years of experience will benefit from its rich content."
—David R. Pierce, president, American Association of Community Colleges

In this completely revised and updated version of their classic work, Cohen and Brawer provide a comprehensive analysis of the most recent findings and up-to-date information on the American community college. Using pertinent new data on students, faculty, instruction, and curriculum, the authors analyze and critique recent enrollment trends, hiring practices and faculty issues, instructional methods and technologies, and academic needs and programs.

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ISBN-13: 9780787901899
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Series: Higher and Adult Education Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.74(d)

Table of Contents


Background: Evolving Priorities and Expectations of the Community College.

Students: Diverse Backgrounds, Purposes, and Outcomes.

Faculty: Building a Professional Identity.

Governance and Administration: Managing the Community College.

Finances: Sustaining and Allocating Resources.

Instruction: Methods, Media, and Effects.

Student Services: Supporting Educational Objectives.

Career Education: Occupational Entry, Change, and Development.

Developmental Education: Enhancing Literary and Basic Skills.

Community Education: ExtAnding College Services and Training.

Collegiate Function: Transfer and the Liberal Arts.

General Education: Knowledge for Personal and Civic Life.

Scholarship: Research in and about Colleges.

The Social Role: A Response to the Critics.

Toward the Future: TrAnds, Challenges, and Obligations.

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