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Minding the Obligation Gap in Community Colleges and Beyond

Theory and Practice in Achieving Educational Equity

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Jeremiah J. Sims, Jennifer Taylor Mendoza, Lasana O. Hotep and Jeramy Wallace

It is difficult to find justice-centered books geared specifically for community college practitioners interested in achieving campus wide educational equity. It is even more difficult to find book in this vein written, exclusively, by community college practitioners. Minding the Obligation Gap in Community Colleges is just that: a concerted effort by a cross-representational group of community college practitioners working to catalyze conversations and eventually practices that attend to the most pressing equity gaps in and on our campuses. By illuminating the constitutive parts of the ever-increasing obligation gap, this book offers both theory and practice in reforming community colleges so that they function as disruptive technologies. It is our position that equity-centered community colleges hold the potential to call out, impede, and even disrupt institutionalized polices, pedagogies, and practices that negatively impact poor, ethno-racially minoritized students of color. If you and your college is interested in striving for educational equity, campus-wide, please join us in this ongoing conversation on how to work for equity for all of the students that we serve.

BIC Classifications

  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Philosophy & theory of education (JNA)
        • Moral & social purpose of education (JNAM)
      • Higher & further education, tertiary education (JNM)

BISAC Classifications

  • Education (EDU)
    • EDUCATION / Higher (EDU015000)
    • EDUCATION / Multicultural Education (EDU020000)
    • Educational Policy & Reform (EDU034)
      • EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General (EDU034000)
    • EDUCATION / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects (EDU040000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Education (JN)
      • Philosophy & theory of education (JNA)
        • Moral & social purpose of education (JNAM)
      • Educational strategies & policy (JNF)
      • Higher & further education, tertiary education (JNM)