New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 155
J-B CC Single Issue Community Colleges (Series Nr. 155)
1. Edition November 2011
112 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Gone are the days when the term diversity may have been usedto solely signify the color of one's skin or gender. This volumeexamines how diverse and marginalized populations aresituated within American community colleges amd pushes theboundaries of our understanding of these terms.
The editors and contributing authors examine various studentgroups as well as give voice to the marginalization felt by a groupof faculty. Topics include:
* Examining the concept of student marginalization through aframework based on Dewey's 1916 work, Democracy andEducation
* Experiences of Adult English as Second Language learners
* Seeing the community college environment through the eyes ofstudent athletes
* Current research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, andqueer (LGBTQ) community college students and the need for more
* Student Veterans
* Underprepared college students
* and community College faculty in correctionalinstitutions.
The volume concludes with key resources for anyone who workswith or researches marginalized populations. The resources includesources for further reading, existing organizations serving variousmarginalized groups, and some possible funding opportunities.
This is the 155th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Community Colleges.Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vicepresidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-doorinstitutions, New Directions for Community Collegesprovides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of theirdistinctive and expanding educational mission.
Elizabeth M. Cox, Jesse S. Watson
1. Deweyan Democratic Learning Communities and StudentMarginalization 5
Clifford P. Harbour, Gwyn Ebie
Taking a step back for a greater vantage point, this chapterapplies Deweyan principles to the ongoing efforts of communitycolleges as they work at defusing marginalization on campus.
2. Noncredit to Credit Transitioning Matters for AdultESL Learners in a California Community College 15
Liza A. Becker
A single-institution, adult immigrant study in southernCalifornia is the basis for this chapter, which explores the issuesand needs of cultural and academic transitions.
3. Developing an Institutional Culture toward DegreeAttainment for Student Athletes 27
David Horton, Jr.
This chapter investigates how institutions can better servetheir student athletes who are marginalized despite their seeminglyhigh profile and publicly recognizable campus position.
4. A Primer on LGBTQ Students at Community Colleges:Considerations for Research and Practice 35
Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher, Dibya Devika Choudhuri
Utilizing available theories and literature, this chapterprovides recommendations and identifies how lines of futureresearch can assist in the service of LGBTQ students.
5. Student Veterans and Community Colleges 51
Corey Rumann, Marisa Rivera, Ignacio Hernandez
This chapter illuminates the struggles and experiences ofveteran students who return to college after completing theirservice, as well as providing exemplars and recommendations toconnect veterans to campus.
6. Beyond Remedial Dichotomies: Are 'Underprepared' CollegeStudents a Marginalized Marjority? 59
This author takes a broader perspective on remediation,discussing how remediation is more than a sequence of courses oronly localized to community colleges by tying preparedness levelsto issues of postsecondary access.
7. Borderland Stories about Teaching College in Prison73
Adjunct faculty on community college campuses are oftenmarginalized, and as they enter correctional facilities, theirposition is even more estranged when compared to their campus-basedpeers, inmate students, and corrections officers.
8. Key Resources on Marginalized Students 85
Susana Hernandez, Ignacio Hernandez
This chapter compiles additional service-centered resources toassist practitioners in reaching marginalized communities on theircampuses.