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    The False Promises of Community Colleges

    Class Conflict and Vocational Education

    Fred L. Pincus
    Vocational education in public community colleges has been touted as an attractive alternative to the bachelor's degree. Arguing that vocational education has been developed in response to the rising educational aspirations of the working class and the decreasing opportunities for young college graduates to find employment, Fred Pincus reviews the history and controversies surrounding its establishment and growth and examines available data about its economic payoff for students. The data raise serious questions about the likelihood of such rewards, and these findings make it difficult to promote vocational education as a prerequisite to satisfying, well-paid jobs.

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    Fall 1980 Issue

    Abstracts

    Education and the State in Capatalist Society
    Aspects of the Sociology of Nicos Poulantzas
    H. Svi Shapiro
    The False Promises of Community Colleges
    Class Conflict and Vocational Education
    Fred L. Pincus
    What I Teach and Why
    Selwyn R. Cudjoe
    The Scholastic Aptitude Test
    A Response to Slack and Porter's "Critical Appraisal"
    Rex Jackson
    Training, Validity, and the Issue of Aptitude
    A Reply to Jackson
    Warner V. Slack and Douglas Porter
    Philosophy of Education
    Some Recent Contributions
    Israel Scheffler
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