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Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, and the American Community College

Authors: Sullivan, Patrick

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  • Includes perspectives from students in open-admissions community colleges
  • Provides a counter-narrative to the deficit models of community colleges currently in legislature
  • Aims to help those interested in the community college make more research-based, theoretically grounded arguments to state legislatures for support of community colleges and community college students
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About this book

This book aims to deepen public understanding of the community college and to challenge our longstanding reliance on a deficit model for defining this important, powerful, and transformative institution. Featuring a unique combination of data and research, Sullivan seeks to help redefine, update, and reshape public perception about community colleges. This book gives serious attention to student voices, and includes narratives written by community college students about their experiences attending college at an open admissions institution. Sullivan examines the history of the modern community college and the economic model that is driving much of the current discussion in higher education today. Sullivan argues that the community college has done much to promote social justice and economic equality in America since the founding of the modern community college in 1947 by the Truman Commission.

About the authors

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

Reviews

“Sullivan’s volume is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on economics, sociology, writing studies, higher education … providing a comprehensive and accessible understanding of what he sees as the role and the challenges of the community college. … this volume is the one I would choose for my administration to read as it provides a comprehensive and deeply informed perspective. The book provides the reader with one of the most complete pictures of the 2-year college and the material and ideological debates surrounding it.” (Darin L. Jensen, Community College Review, Vol. 46 (4), 2018)
“Sullivan (English, Manchester Community College, Conn.) provides an impressive counter-narrative to the notion that community colleges are failures. … Sullivan’s book is an excellent starting point for students and others interested in the community who wish to accept that challenge. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.” (M. Oromaner, Choice, Vol. 55 (10), June, 2018)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Sullivan, Patrick

  • No Regrets

    Pages 19-23

    Sullivan, Patrick

  • My Journey

    Pages 25-29

    Sullivan, Patrick

  • A New Beginning

    Pages 31-33

    Sullivan, Patrick

  • Everything in Life Has a Cost

    Pages 35-38

    Sullivan, Patrick

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44284-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-83029-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, and the American Community College
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44284-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44284-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83029-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 432
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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