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Chen, Yu; de la Mora, Arlene; Kemis, Mari – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter examines exemplary practices and challenges of recruiting and retaining women in information technology programs in an Iowa community college context.
Descriptors: Females, Student Recruitment, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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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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Gross, Jillian L. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the multifaceted history and future trajectory of community colleges in India and considers implications for policy and practice.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Context Effect, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Practices
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Wilson, Kristin Bailey; Van Alebeek, Wouter – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
Since the end of apartheid, South African leaders have been working to transform all aspects of the racialized society into a nonracialized, nonsexist democratic state, including postsecondary education. This chapter examines the changing South African collegiate context focusing on access, persistence, affordability, accreditation, transfer, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Community Colleges, Context Effect
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Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Friedel, Janice Nahra; Valeau, Edward J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter compares the role of institutional and national completion agendas at community colleges and global counterparts around the world.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Comparative Education
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Boggs, George R.; Elsner, Paul A.; Irwin, Judith T. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the expansion of postsecondary or tertiary education throughout the world, the motivations for the expansion, and the commonalities and differences in the systems.
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Global Approach, Educational Development, Motivation
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Tyndorf, Darryl M., Jr.; Glass, Chris R. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter argues that increasing human capital through a combination of university and community college education promotes greater economic growth in developing countries.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Human Capital, Economic Development, Developing Nations
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Chase-Mayoral, Audree M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter explores the theoretical and conceptual history of the global rise of the U.S. community college model, focusing on the common missing ingredient that remains elusive among the increasing numbers of these community-based institutions.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Models, Global Approach, Adoption (Ideas)
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Sianos, Helen – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in Canada released "Ontario's Differentiation Policy Framework for Postsecondary Education" in 2013. This chapter examines the mandate as it pertains to the college sector.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education
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McCrink, Carmen L.; Whitford, Heidi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the results of case study research on a partnership between a community college in the United States and a university in Chile that attempted to develop the first community college system in Chile.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions
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Zhang, Yi – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter provides an overview of community colleges in mainland China, addressing briefly the recent history of community college development, defining these institutions, detailing various models with examples, and discussing challenges faced by these institutions and recommendations for future development.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Community Colleges, Educational Development
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Kim, Yughi; Yun, Kyongsuk – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter describes the role of career decision-making self-efficacy, academic satisfaction, and institutional support in predicting Korean students' intent to persist in the Academic Credit Bank System.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Persistence, Decision Making Skills
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D'Amico, Mark M. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter discusses an often neglected aspect of the community college mission: noncredit courses that address local service area needs.
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Institutional Mission
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Buchanan, Lori Elliott; Wilson, Kristin Bailey – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter addresses the impact of free community college and state merit scholarships on college-going patterns of high school graduates, community college revenue contexts, and student access and completion at community colleges.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, High School Graduates, College Attendance, Income
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Jones, Stephanie J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2017
This chapter addresses how dual enrollment programs support the community college mission, specifically related to access and completion.
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Community Colleges, Institutional Mission, Access to Education
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