Community Colleges: A Reference Handbook available in Hardcover
- Pub. Date:
- ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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.
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.
• Five narrative chapters address the history, evolution, and current issues facing community colleges
• Three additional chapters include a chronology; a listing of organizations, associations, and agencies; and an annotated listing of print and nonprint resources
About the Author
David L. Levinson is president of Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, CT.