9780791442906

Community Colleges As Cultural Texts: Qualitative Explorations of Organizational and Student Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791442906

  • ISBN10:

    079144290X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK PRESS
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Summary

Community colleges are positioned to play a critical role in the process of upward mobility in American society. Yet despite the "open door" accessibility of these institutions, the question remains as to whether or not community colleges enhance the social mobility of working class and minority students.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
vii
Acknowledgments ix
Community Colleges as Cultural Texts: A Conceptual Overview
1(14)
Kathlen M. Shaw
Robert A. Rhoads
James R. Valadez
Cultures of Support for At-Risk Students: The Role of Social and Emotional Capital in the Educational Experiences of Women
15(24)
Dennis McGrath
William Van Buskirk
The Struggle for Mobility in the Contact Zone of Basic Writing
39(20)
Stanford T. Goto
Navigating the Raging River: Reconciling Issues of Identity, Inclusion, and Administrative Practice
59(24)
Marilyn J. Amey
Preparing for Work in a Post-Industrial World: Resistance and Compliance to the Ideological Messages of a Community College
83(20)
James R. Valadez
The Politics of Culture and Identity: Contrasting Images of Multiculturalism and Monoculturalism
103(22)
Robert A. Rhoads
``Be a Name, Not a Number'': The Role of Cultural and Social Capital in the Transfer Process
125(28)
Armando Trujillo
Eusebio Diaz
Defining the Self: Constructions of Identity in Community College Students
153(20)
Kathleen M. Shaw
Celebratory Socialization of Culturally Diverse Students Through Academic Programs and Support Services
173(22)
Berta Vigil Laden
Toward a New Vision of the Multicultural Community College for the Next Century
195(10)
Laura I. Rendon
Contributors 205(2)
Index 207(4)
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education 211

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