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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
When linked to program review and improvement, program evaluation can help practitioners to ensure that career-technical education (CTE) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs offer equitable access and outcomes for underserved student groups.
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education, STEM Education
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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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Smith, Dimitra Jackson – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter provides a summary of the aforementioned chapters and includes implications for policy and practice and lessons for the future as it relates to CTE programs and STEM education.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocational Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Haag, Patricia W. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
Career and technical education concurrent enrollment may pose unique challenges in programming and enrollment for program administrators, and this chapter describes the experiences and challenges of a CTE concurrent enrollment administrator.
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, College Administration
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Graves, Daniel E. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
In this chapter, an incarcerated student in Illinois discusses the issue of cheating/plagiarism in the prison context and weighs in on the value of vocational education compared to degree-granting academic programs in prison.
Descriptors: Cheating, Plagiarism, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Hanson, Chad – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
This chapter describes some of the forces that worked to move the 2-year college away from the liberal arts and toward vocational programs. The analysis centers on agencies that made job training a priority.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Liberal Arts, Vocational Education, Intellectual Disciplines
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Le, Anh T. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2013
Since 1986, with the creation of the Renovation ("Doi moi") policy, Vietnam has demonstrated a strong commitment to the improvement of its higher education system. After 25 years of opening its doors to the global educational environment, Vietnam has achieved some notable accomplishments. The country's higher educational system has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Environment, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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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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Washbon, Janet L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2012
The experience of technology change pervades people's lives. Sometimes it comes in the guise of a new smart phone, e-reader, or patch for a leaky artery. Other times, it appears as a new way to track packages, connect with others through social networks, or find one's way around an unfamiliar place. Or it reveals itself as a new surgical…
Descriptors: Productivity, Labor Force, Technology, Vocational Education
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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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Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Horton, David, Jr. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2009
This article takes a highly critical look at athletics and responds to the question of whether contemporary community colleges should continue to maintain athletic programs, especially in times of financial constraint. For balance, the authors have chosen to focus on the negatives. They feel it is important to present a balanced picture in support…
Descriptors: College Athletics, Community Colleges, Criticism, Financial Support
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Alfonso, Mariana – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2006
This chapter analyzes the educational attainment of Hispanic and other sub-baccalaureate students in certificate and associate degree programs.
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Associate Degrees, Hispanic American Students, College Students
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Spangler, Mary S., Ed. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
This volume addresses the theme of collaboration and partnership among community colleges, businesses, and the community by focusing on credit-based examples of innovative connections. Each chapter describes the ingenuity of individuals committed to establishing a relationship based on a recognized need or opportunity. Each chapter also offers…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economic Impact, Job Training, Labor Force Development
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Bragg, Debra D. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Discusses the changing nature of vocational education in the community college, offers models and strategies for organizing and delivering vocational education, and presents evidence on program effectiveness and outcomes associated with student participation. Notes that for some vocational education approaches--for example, tech prep--little is…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, Industrial Training
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New Directions for Community Colleges, 2002
Provides an annotated bibliography of the literature considered by the contributing authors to this journal issue to be of key importance to the subjects covered in their articles. These subjects include: transfer, vocational education, remedial education, English as a second language (ESL), assessment, student services, faculty and professional…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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