Democracy, Social Justice, and the American Community College

A Student-Centered Perspective

Authors: Sullivan, Patrick

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  • Builds on growing scholarship calling for "student-centered" approaches to pedagogy Provides a historical overview of community colleges and their relevance in the higher education landscape nationally.
  • Includes engaging chapters featuring student written work, e-mail correspondence, and art work
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This book provides scholars, educators, and legislators with a personal, classroom-level tour of daily life at a community college. Readers will accompany the author into the classroom as he goes about his work as an English teacher meeting with classes and corresponding with students on Blackboard and e-mail. Answering the call for ”student-centered scholarship,” this book blends traditional academic writing with chapters that feature a rich variety of student work, including essays, journal entries, poems, art, and responses to creative assignments. In this volume, Sullivan theorizes the modern community college as a social justice institution. By mission and mandate, the modern community college has democratized America’s system of higher education and distributed hope, equity, and opportunity more broadly across the nation.

About the authors

Patrick Sullivan is Professor of English at Manchester Community College, Connecticutt, USA.

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“In this book, readers join Sullivan on campus. They meet his students and witness the daily life at his community college.  The author showcases his students’ voices, prose, poems, and meditations, affording the reader, like the teacher, an opportunity to listen. Readers witness how students’ sense of their own horizons shift through as they learn and connect with their college. Especially useful to his readers—scholars, legislators, educators—are the historical origins of community college education and their overlap with civil justice in the United States. Reference tables at the close of the book afford teachers and scholars ready access to data and strategies, making this book a useful history and handbook.”
Brett M. Griffiths, Director, Reading and Writing Studios and Learning Centers, Macomb Community College, USA
“Nobody in English or Writing Studies is more accomplished regarding the community college than Pat Sullivan. He has taught for thirty years and has written consistently and eloquently about his work and the work of the community college.”
Mike Rose, Research Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and author of Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education (2012) and Lives on the Boundary (1989)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democracy, Social Justice, and the American Community College
Book Subtitle
A Student-Centered Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75560-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75560-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75559-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 323
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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