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Volume 108, Number 3 (2006)

by Dolores Perin
A large number of community college students have difficulty with postsecondary-level reading, writing, and math demands, necessitating remedial education. This often leads to a struggle between the access mission of the traditionally open-door community college and the drive to protect educational standards.
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by Ann E. Person, James E. Rosenbaum & Regina Deil-Amen
New approaches to addressing the information needs of college students may have important implications for their confidence and success.
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by Regina Deil-Amen
This article examines the approach to teaching social skills in two kinds of colleges: community colleges, and private for-profit and nonprofit “occupational” colleges, with a focus on college credit programs that lead to applied associate’s degrees in a variety of business, health, computer, and technical occupational programs.
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by Gregory M. Anderson, Mariana Alfonso & Jeffrey C. Sun
The rise of articulation agreements constitutes a new state strategy to cope with the stagnation of higher education appropriations, the spiraling costs of tuition, and an excess demand for affordable higher education.
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by Kevin J. Dougherty & Gregory S. Kienzl
The growing policy interest in community colleges as gateways to the baccalaureate degree naturally raises the question of how equitably transfer opportunities are distributed by student background and what factors may explain background differences that might be found.
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