Leading basic skills education in North Carolina community college : successes and challenges

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christian Franklin (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
John Habel

Abstract: This qualitative study focuses on North Carolina community college basic skills departmental directors. In this study, interviews were the means to gather data and to give North Carolina community college basic skills directors a voice. The participants’ shared stories of their personal experiences in the execution of their duties as departmental directors revealed the successes and challenges that they face as they strive to make their programs effective and efficient, while they dispense educational services to the public they serve. The findings of this study reveal which policies, procedures, and practices that direct North Carolina basic skills educational programs are effective and which are not. Additionally, the findings of this study suggest implications for practice for North Carolina community college basic skills directors, North Carolina community college executive leadership teams, and for the North Carolina Community College System’s College and Career Readiness Division.

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Language: English
Date: 2016
Adult Education, Basic Skills, Community College Basic Skills, General Education Development, General Education Diploma, High School Equivalency
North Carolina Community College System. Adult Basic Education Program
Basic education -- North Carolina -- Evaluation
Educational leadership -- North Carolina
Community colleges-- Curricula -- North Carolina -- Evaluation
Adult education -- North Carolina -- Evaluation

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