Social responsibility in community colleges: Rethinking the commitment to alternative education

  • K. Kempner Division of Educational Policy and Management, University of Oregon, United States
  • D. Connett

Abstract

Because high school dropouts are among the least advantaged members of American society, the educational system that has failed them has the social responsibility for remediating their educational and developmental needs. The community college is proposed as the institution most able to develop policies and programs that will enable these least advantaged members of American society to overcome the educational system that has failed them. This paper discusses the responsibility of providing a quality education to all individuals, examines the role the community college can play in meeting the educational and social needs of dropouts, and presents an innovative program at a community college that has been particularly effective in meeting the needs of dropouts.

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Published
2020-09-23
How to Cite
Kempner, K., & Connett, D. (2020). Social responsibility in community colleges: Rethinking the commitment to alternative education. The Social Studies: An International Journal, 6(1), 89-102. Retrieved from http://fssh-journal.org/index.php/scr/article/view/106