Access and Social Capital: A Profile of Community College and Global Counterparts

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Title Access and Social Capital: A Profile of Community College and Global Counterparts
 
Creator Raby, Rosalind Latiner
Valeau, Edward J.
 
Description Alternatives to the traditional four-year public and private university include a sector of higher education that offers a more advanced curriculum than secondary school and serves as a local and often lower-cost pathway that gives options for university overflow for adult learners, displaced workers, life-long learners, workforce learners, developmental learners, and non-traditional learners (Raby and Valeau 2009). These institutional types are known by several names including College of Further Education, Community College, Polytechnic, Technical College, and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and are found on all continents. Based on a literature review of 1,083 academic publications these institutions share a mission that views educational access as necessary for growing the economic and social capital that is needed to help students improve lives. Central to this mission is the belief that any amount of post-secondary education is life-enhancing, regardless of length of study or level of completion. This article examines application of this mission at community colleges and global counterparts throughout the world.
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
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Date 2014-12-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/126
10.5195/ehe.2014.126
 
Source Excellence in Higher Education; Vol 5, No 1 (2014); 6-13
2153-9677
2153-9669
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/126/90
 

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