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Lester, Jaime; Struthers, Brice; Yamanaka, Aoi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter reviews the literature, gender and CTE, classroom climate, and faculty-student interactions and presents results of a qualitative study on gender microaggressions in community college CTE classrooms.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Aggression, Community Colleges, Vocational Education
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Wallin, Desna L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
The overall mission of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is "Building a Nation of Learners by Advancing America's Community Colleges." A significant component of this mission statement involves the development of leadership. The AACC believes that leadership can be learned and is committed to supporting and growing leaders. In…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Position Papers
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Compton, Paula K.; Tafel, Jonathan; Law, Joe; Gustafson, Robert – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
For more than two decades, the vision of a statewide system of student mobility has driven Ohio's articulation and transfer initiatives, which guarantee that specific courses will be applied to degrees and certificates at public two- and four-year postsecondary institutions. This chapter outlines how Ohio developed a comprehensive, guaranteed…
Descriptors: Transfer Policy, Articulation (Education), Transfer Programs, College Credits
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Bragg, Debra; Ruud, Collin – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Looking beyond institutional strategies, the National Commission on Adult Literacy (2008) called for legislation that would make workforce preparation the primary goal of adult education, including addressing education for unemployed and lower-skilled workers, and other adult groups historically underserved by higher education. Further, state…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Adult Education, Bachelors Degrees
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Bragg, Debra; Dresser, Laura; Smith, Whitney – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
Shifting Gears was launched in 2007 by the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago-based organization focused on improving the quality of life of citizens residing in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The primary goal of Shifting Gears is to increase the number of low-skilled, low-income Midwestern adults who obtain college-level occupational…
Descriptors: Credentials, Labor Market, National Competency Tests, Labor Force Development
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Cohen, Arthur M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
This article reports the reactions of twenty-seven professors now teaching in community college leadership programs who responded to the question, "What issues do you emphasize in your courses and what issues most concern your students/practitioners?" It also draws on a separate survey of forty-seven state directors and on the writings of four…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Leadership, Leadership Training, Educational Finance
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Becker, Liza A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Throughout the nation's history, immigrants have come to the United States seeking opportunities for socioeconomic mobility, to strengthen family ties, or secure personal freedom. To leave the familiar landscape is not a decision made lightly and, once having resettled in their new home, immigrants face choices that may relegate them to the…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Second Language Learning, Socioeconomic Background, Immigrants
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Campbell, Dale F.; Syed, Syraj; Morris, Phillip A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
The end of the twentieth century heralded a period of anxiety among community college trustees and leaders over impending shortfalls in leadership positions. The tremendous growth of public community colleges in the 1960s made them particularly susceptible to the retirement of aging baby boomers. To assist in developing and selecting professionals…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Leadership, College Presidents
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Sullivan, Leila Gonzalez; Wiessner, Colleen Aalsburg – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
In the constantly changing environment of today's community college, the practice of reflection may be of great value to new generations of leaders. How, then, do emerging leaders, and even seasoned ones, develop a disposition for and habit of reflection? This article suggests ways to do just that. Emerging leaders of community colleges are very…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Doctoral Programs, Professional Development, Case Studies
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Kasper, Hirschel – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
The community college has many roles and constituents: academic, professional, and vocational. Its curriculum may be distinguished from that of other institutions of higher education by its many courses designed to enhance students' immediate career opportunities, especially with nearby employers. This article focuses on the job markets for…
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Supply and Demand, Labor Market
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Romano, Richard M.; Dellow, Donald A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
In early nineteenth-century England, workers now known as Luddites roamed the countryside destroying machinery that they saw as creating unemployment and upsetting their traditional way of life. They believed that the growing mechanization of production, what people would now call technological change, and the expanding volume of trade ushered in…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Technological Advancement, Employment Patterns
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Van Noy, Michelle; Jacobs, James – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
This article draws on information from a study conducted in 2007 and 2008 by the Community College Research Center at Columbia University in conjunction with the National Council on Workforce Education and the National Council on Continuing Education and Training (Van Noy and others, 2008). The study used two key sources of data. First, state…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Noncredit Courses, Job Training, Employment Patterns
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Leigh, Duane E.; Gill, Andrew M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
Rapid technological change and the relentless pressure exerted by global competition mean that job opportunities continuously appear in growing sectors of the economy and decline in stagnant sectors. The challenge for policymakers is to provide an educational and training system targeted to employment opportunities. Community colleges are widely…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Job Training, Community Colleges, School Community Relationship