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Learning Communities in Community Colleges

By restructuring the curriculum, learning communities can help community colleges pursue their myriad and often conflicting goals: among them, training that is narrow enough to prepare students as workers for the highly specialized nature of twenty-first century employment yet broad enough to prepare them as citizens for the complexities of democratic participation. 
Julia Fogarty and Lynn Dunlap

Julia Fogarty and Lynn Dunlap, with Edmund Dolan, Maria Hesse, Marybeth Mason, and Jacque Mott. National Learning Communities Project monograph series. 2003.

This publication includes an extended analysis of how learning communities meet the multiple purposes and pressures of community colleges, and brief profiles of eighteen programs that fit various college goals (e.g., general education, basic skills, and community partnerships). Tips on getting started, a selective list of print resources, and names and email addresses offer additional information specifically for learning communities in community colleges.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Learning Communities and Community Colleges

Chapter 2: Learning Communities in Practice

Chapter 3: Tips on Getting Started with Learning Communities

Chapter 4: Additional Resources

Chapter 5: Contributors

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