Community Colleges: A Reference Handbook
Community Colleges: A Reference Handbook
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Annotation: The only overview of research on the uniquely American community college system, which is increasingly becoming the site of entry for students seeking a higher education.
Catalog Number: #3349317
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Copyright Date: 2005
Edition Date: 2005
Pages: xxi, 255 pages
Availability: Out of Stock from Publisher
ISBN: 1-576-07766-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-576-07766-5
Dewey: 378.1
LCCN: 2005001842
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 7-12

This new volume shows why America's community colleges increasingly find themselves at the epicenter of social conflict, surrounded by unresolved questions such as: In a country based on the notion of equal opportunity, shouldn't all high school graduates have access to higher education? Are access and excellence really compatible? What is the real work of community colleges? Is it to provide transfer programs for students going on to baccalaureate colleges or training workers for careers in business and industry? In this comprehensive guide, readers will find not only a solid grounding in the latest research on these difficult questions but also a thoughtful analysis of the social forces that gave rise to American community colleges and still shape them today.

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