Community colleges: Where are they (not)?

Alexander W. Wiseman, Audree Chase-Mayoral, Thomas Janis, Anu Sachdev

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Evidence suggests that community colleges worldwide adhere to a culturally-embedded institutional charter that celebrates and accommodates local cultural norms and social, political and economic needs in communities around the world. Using this as a foundation, the authors present a dilemma to readers because there are both many communities and nations where the community college model has expanded and established itself while simultaneously many communities and nations around the world where community colleges do not exist or have been resisted. This unique phenomenon of both global expansion and targeted indifference becomes the focus of this chapter and an introduction to the chapters to follow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity Colleges Worldwide
Subtitle of host publicationInvestigating the Global Phenomenon
EditorsAlexander Wiseman, Thomas Janis, Audree Chase-Mayoral
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Education and Society
ISSN (Print)1479-3679


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