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Community Colleges and the American Social Order. Stephen Brint & Jerome Karabel. American Education and the Management of Ambition. Does ambition really need to be managed? Who actually does this management? Who should be doing it?

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Community colleges and the american social order

Community Colleges and the American Social Order

Stephen Brint & Jerome Karabel


American education and the management of ambition

American Education and the Management of Ambition

  • Does ambition really need to be managed?

  • Who actually does this management? Who should be doing it?

  • How is this accomplished? What do you see as a management of ambition in society, today?


Community colleges and the american social order

  • What are the social and psychological costs associated with upward mobility?


Community colleges and the american social order

  • What is the essence of the Consumer-Choice model?

  • The Business-Domination model?

  • The Institutional Approach?

  • Which of these is the best fit and why?


Discussion questions

Discussion Questions

  • How do Brint and Karabel describe the role of community colleges in shaping the parameters of college access?

  • Who or what is most responsible for the occupationalization of community colleges?

  • Why?


Discussion questions1

Discussion Questions

  • In what ways does their description confirm the Rothstein article?

  • The Deil-Amen/Rosenbaum article? 

  • In what way does it seem to contradict either or both of these articles?


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