Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Democratic versus capitalistic: A case study analysis of one community college mission
by Burruss, Jennifer R., Ed.D., The George Washington University, 2010, 155; 3397625
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to analyze the mission of a community college regarding a change from democratic to capitalistic. A case study methodology was employed by converging on one North Carolina community college. Data were gathered by conducting 4 individual interviews, 3 focus groups, and document analyses. Documents examined included mission statements, both current and past; long range goals; service reviews from the Continuing Education office; past statements of purpose and objectives; and college catalogs. Data were coded into 30 categories that generated 3 major themes and 3 minor themes. Each theme was related to each original research question through mission alignment, business and industry collaboration, and curriculum. All data sources yielded a great deal of information that supported both the democratic and capitalistic approach. The results showed evidence of both the capitalistic and democratic missions coexisting on this campus.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pengitore, Francis
Commitee: Jovanovich, Donna, McKelvey, Susan P.
School: The George Washington University
Department: Higher Education Administration
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-A 71/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Community college education, Higher Education Administration
Keywords: Capitalistic, Case study, Community colleges, Democratic, Mission, Mission change
Publication Number: 3397625
ISBN: 9781109697155
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