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Second Best: The Crisis of the Community College


reviewed by Joseph N. Hankin 1977

coverTitle: Second Best: The Crisis of the Community College
Author(s): L. Steven Zwerling
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 382, Year: 1976
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This is a refreshing book-refreshing because written by a community college faculty member who has also done some administrative work. Too frequently, what we know about the community junior college has come from either a university professor or a college president. L. Steven Zwerling, faculty member and director of an innovative inner-college at Staten Island Community College in New York, has been able to bring fresh perspectives to bear on understanding the community junior college. Unfortunately, however, because he hearkens back to the university and the institutions with which he is personally most familiar for his models, serious weaknesses appear in his discussion. From Mr. Zwerling's point of view, the community college is essentially a negative institution, although he would readily admit that it is a positive one from the point of view of a conservative society in the traditional sense. In setting the stage for his major thesis, the author notes that income distribution in our society has remained essentially unchanged and suggests that higher education... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 2, 1977, p. 307-311
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1207, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 1:37:08 PM

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  • Joseph Hankin
    Westchester Community College
    Joseph N. Hankin is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Higher and Adult Education at Teachers College and President of Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York
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