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Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, and the American Community College

  • Patrick Sullivan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Journeys

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  4. Democracy’s Unfinished Business

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  5. The Public Good

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  6. Conclusion

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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 399-432

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to deepen public understanding of the community college and to challenge our longstanding reliance on a deficit model for defining this important, powerful, and transformative institution. Featuring a unique combination of data and research, Sullivan seeks to help redefine, update, and reshape public perception about community colleges. This book gives serious attention to student voices, and includes narratives written by community college students about their experiences attending college at an open admissions institution. Sullivan examines the history of the modern community college and the economic model that is driving much of the current discussion in higher education today. Sullivan argues that the community college has done much to promote social justice and economic equality in America since the founding of the modern community college in 1947 by the Truman Commission.

Keywords

democracy and education deficit model class stratification social conditions open admissions institutions

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Sullivan
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Community CollegeManchesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44284-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44283-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44284-6
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