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The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1985 Paperback – February 28, 1991


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 28, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195048164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195048162
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.9 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #313,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A comprehensive examination of the history and status of the community college in America. This volume is especially welcome because the community college, despite its importance, is the least understood part of the postsecondary education system. The Diverted Dream is the best analysis of the overall role of the community college to appear in quite a while and it will be a standard reference on the topic."--The Times Higher Education Supplement


"Well-documented and raises important question about the role of education in our society. For the working class and minority students that predominate in two-year institutions, this book serves as a cruel reminder of the limits of opportunity in a class-structured society."--New York Times Book Review


"This is an exemplary and significant book, in both scope and execution....This is a well-researched, well-organized, and well-written book that serves as a model of theoretically grounded sociological work at its best. I recommend it for all who are interested in education, political processes and institutions, social change, and organizations. It is likely to be the definitive work on community colleges and democratic ideals."--Contemporary Sociology


"An important study that legitimizes further the debate on the social role of community colleges in American society."--Journal of Higher Education


"Represents a monumental scholarly contribution to the literature on community colleges in particular and to higher education and the American society in general....It is 'must' reading for every community college scholar, practicing administrator, faculty member, and policy maker."--Community College Review


About the Author

Steven Brint is at Yale University. Jerome Karabel is at University of California, Berkeley.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By jbbole0@pop.uky.edu on June 11, 1998
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Brint and Karabel trace the history of the community college from their "humble" beginnings at the turn of the century to the big business they are today. The only negative is the long, drawn-out case study from Mass. Because of the concise way they present the community college history, Brint and Karabel are able to also define the historical reasons behind some of the controversies which confront community colleges today.
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