|Community Colleges and the Politics of Sociospatial Scale
||In an analysis of 421 community college mission statements, I demonstrate how community colleges recontextualize a dominant discourse in which economic activity at the global scale transcends regulation, the nation-state lacks the moral authority to ...
|Conservation and education: prominent themes in zoo mission statements
||In this study, the authors examine the mission statements of 136 zoos in the United States that the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) has accredited, and report on the predominant themes of education and conservation in the statements. To e...
|Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Online Learning: Implications for the Globalized Community College
||Implicit in the open-door mission of the community college is the mandate that every learning experience should offer full equity and inclusion for all learners, including those of diverse cultural backgrounds. This mission is paramount, given the cu...
|Institutional Contradiction in the Community College
||Critical discourse analysis was employed to examine the narratives collected from 40 community college administrators who were asked to recount their experience in an event, activity, or decision that challenged their values. The analysis yielded thr...
|Manifestations of Neoliberal Discourses Within a Local Job-Training Program
||The purpose of conducting this study was to understand how neoliberal discourses manifest within the local context of a short-term, job-training program offered at a two-year college in the USA. Ethnographic data were collected at the local site thro...
|Mission Priorities of Community Colleges in the Southern United States
||Community college leaders must articulate the adaptive challenges ahead if colleges are to respond to learner needs in a rapidly changing environment.
|Mission statements of AZA-accredited zoos: Do they say what we think they say?
||Most zoos have a ‘mission statement’, or statement of purpose, that directs operational decisions and sets goals for the institution (Mazur and Clark, 2001). It is through their mission statements that zoos share their passion for animals and animal ...
|Neoliberal Ideology in Community College Mission Statements: A Critical Discourse Analysis
||Because the community college is often the only viable educational option for members of marginalized communities, the structural outcomes of its mission are of great consequence to educators, policymakers, and citizens concerned with social justice ...
|Organizational Climate in Its Semiotic Aspect: A Postmodern Community College Undergoes Renewal
||The chief purpose of the present study was to chart various institutional discourses relating to the climate at a rural community college undergoing organizational renewal. The researcher hypothesized that members of various subsystems within the ins...
|Review of the book Collaborations across educational sectors, New Directions for Community Colleges (Vol. 139)
||Edited by Marilyn J. Amey, it may serve as a resource for community college administrators and faculty, state policy- and decision- makers, institutional researchers, and educators in other sectors who may find themselves partnering with community co...
|Security, Dignity, Caring Relationships, and Meaningful Work: Needs Motivating Participation in a Job-Training Program
||Researchers asked 17 participants in a job-training program to describe their personal struggles following an economic restructuring. Examined through a critical theoretical lens, findings indicate that the learners enrolled in the program to reclaim...