When the Walls Come Tumbling Down: A Case Study of Community Colleges Within a Canadian High Mobility Postsecondary System

  • Ralf St. Clair
  • Joanne Heslop
  • Nicole Greengoe
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For more than 50 years British Columbia has worked to develop and implement a postsecondary system with high levels of mobility for students. This has proven geenrally succesful, though not without unanticipated consequences for some of the stakeholders, including community colleges. This chapters describes and analyses the policies put in place and the effects they have had upon post-secondary education in a high mobility environment.


Mobility British Columbia Canada Universities Transfer Admissions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf St. Clair
    • 1
  • Joanne Heslop
    • 2
  • Nicole Greengoe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Victoria and British Columbia Council on Admissions and TransferVictoriaCanada
  2. 2.Student Transitions Project and British Columbia Council on Admissions and TransferVancouverCanada

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