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Peterman, Dana Scott; Kozeracki, Carol A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1999
Presents an annotated bibliography directing readers to additional publications about urban education, addressing four issues of particular importance to today's urban community colleges and their nontraditional, underprepared student body: workforce preparation, institutional assessment, English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and remedial education,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Institutional Evaluation
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Weissman, Julie; Bulakowski, Carole; Jumisco, Marci K. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1997
Discusses the necessity of using research to evaluate developmental educational programs and policies, using all college-level courses as measures of effectiveness. Provides policy recommendations. (11 citations) (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy
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Goldstein, Michael B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1997
Discusses requirements and limitations imposed by federal legislation that affect financial aid for students who need remedial/developmental instruction. Specifically addresses financial needs of students studying English as a Second Language and those who are disabled. (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Disabilities, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation
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Hittman, Jon A. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1995
Describes ways in which proprietary schools are becoming more like community colleges, focusing on institutional mission, funding, and governance. Indicates that the transition to career colleges is characterized by longer programs, higher academic credentials for instructors, and pursuit of accreditation and degree-granting authority. (13…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Institutional Mission
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Chaloux, Bruce N. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 1995
Examines the role of the states in evaluating career colleges, indicating that state oversight is a response to demands for accountability related to student achievement and the use of financial aid. Suggests that the overall result of state monitoring may be a forced convergence of career and community colleges. (17 citations) (MAB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational Change, Educational Objectives