Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, And The American Community College by Patrick SullivanEconomic Inequality, Neoliberalism, And The American Community College by Patrick Sullivan

Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, And The American Community College

byPatrick Sullivan

Hardcover | May 22, 2017

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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.
Patrick Sullivan is Professor of English at Manchester Community College, Connecticut, USA.
Title:Economic Inequality, Neoliberalism, And The American Community CollegeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pagesPublished:May 22, 2017Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331944283X

ISBN - 13:9783319442839

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Scott Kiley

Chapter 2 Julie Larkin

Chapter 3 Eddie Rivera

Chapter 4 Sarah Brihan

Chapter 5 Ashley Partyka

Chapter 6 Chhan D. Touch

Chapter 7 Bethany Silver

Chapter 8 Tim Taylor

Chapter 9 Sabina Mamedova

Chapter 10 Matt Dicks

Chapter 11 Democracy's Unfinished Business

Chapter 12 "Socialism Means Slavery": Economic Theory, Neoliberalism, and Higher Education

Chapter 13 The Imaginary Universe of Perfect Competition

Chapter 14 Different Psychological Worlds

Chapter 15 Connecticut's PA 12-40 and "Undeserving" Students

Chapter 16 Freedom, Unfreedom, and the "Common Good"

Chapter 17 A Stealth Revolution

Chapter 18 Measuring "Success" at Open Admissions Institutions

Chapter 19 Diverted Dreams, Cruel Hoaxes, and Institutional Ineffectiveness: The Community College "Failure" Narrative

Chapter 20 The Consequences of a Deified Market Model

Chapter 21 Literacy in American Lives

Chapter 22 Conclusion