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The American community college

Author: Arthur M Cohen; Florence B Brawer
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"In this revised and updated fifth edition, the authors include the most vital information about changes in the community college environment that have occurred in the past quarter century. The American Community College will be useful to all concerned with the role and purpose of community institutions in American higher education. The descriptions and analyses of each of the institution's functions can be used by  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur M Cohen; Florence B Brawer
ISBN: 9780470174685 0470174684
OCLC Number: 227205719
Description: xxvi, 566 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Background : evolving priorities and expectations of the community college --
Students : diverse backgrounds, purposes, and outcomes --
Faculty : building a professional identity --
Organization, governance, and administration : managing the contemporary college --
Finances : sustaining and allocating resources --
Instruction : methods, media, and effects --
Student services : supporting educational objectives --
Vocational education : occupational entry, change, and development --
Developmental education : enhancing literacy and basic skills --
Community education : extending college services and training --
Collegiate function : transfer and the liberal arts --
Scholarship and assessment : research in and about the colleges --
The social role : a response to the critics --
Toward the future : trends, challenges, and obligations.
Responsibility: Arthur M. Cohen, Florence B. Brawer.
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