Comparing completion agendas at community colleges and global counterparts

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Author: Raby, Rosalind Latiner; Friedel, Janice Nahra; Valeau, Edward J.


Currently, no other institutional type is found in as many countries as the community college and its global counterpart. It is known that they vary substantially in their organizational structure, their mission, and even their curriculum. The common thread, however, is that these institutions offer a more advanced curriculum than secondary schools and serve as a local and often lower cost pathway that gives options for university overflow for adult learners, displaced workers, lifelong learners, workforce learners, developmental learners, and nontraditional learners. These institutions...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Providers of education and training; Pathways; Research; Policy

Keywords: Completion; Community college; Institutional role; Comparative analysis; Policy analysis

Published: San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2017

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Journal number: 177

Journal date: Spring 2017

Pages: pp. 85-94

ISSN: 0194-3081, 1536-0733 (online)

Special issue: 'Global development of the community college model', edited by Carmen L. McCrink, Heidi Whitford and Natasha C. Stubbs.

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 128.282

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