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Palmadessa, Allison L. – Community College Review, 2017
Purpose: America's College Promise (ACP) is a legislative initiative introduced by President Obama to increase access to higher education, to build the economy, and to support his earlier American Graduation Initiative. This legislation has the potential to settle among the ranks of the most influential federal higher education aid and access…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Kirsch, Magda – Community College Review, 2010
After an overview of the history of short-cycle education within the Bologna process, this article details the development of short-cycle higher education policy in Flanders, the largest of the three communities in the Federal Kingdom of Belgium. By developing a Flemish national qualification framework in agreement with the European qualification…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualifications, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Pullias, Earl V. – Community College Review, 1975
The higher education system of the United States evolved from the English college, the land grant college, and the German university. The land grant college, which combined lofty idealism with hard practicality, and which established the concept of education for the masses, is a true forerunner of our community colleges today. (DC)
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Higher Education
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Dolce, Carl J. – Community College Review, 1988
Offers a conceptual framework through which to view professional or occupational education, focusing on the influence of current practices within the field, the existing state of knowledge and technology, and social developments and needs. Discusses the history and future of professional preparation in education with respect to these influences.…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Trends
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Al-Tal, Ahmad Y.; And Others – Community College Review, 1993
Presents a history of higher education in Jordan and describes the kingdom's community college system. Details the system's development and its academic programs. Summarizes major concerns, including the comprehensive exit examination, remediation, community service, and unemployment of graduates. Points to articulation as the colleges' most…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Programs, Community Colleges, Community Services