Vocational students' economic status and prestige following training at a rural community college on the Mexican border: A field study informed by critical theory of the state

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Title:
Vocational students' economic status and prestige following training at a rural community college on the Mexican border: A field study informed by critical theory of the state
Author:
Shelden, Mary Lee Moat, 1941-
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study identifies overt mechanisms by which working class students at a rural community college were aligned with entry level service employment following the AAS degree. It examines socio economic and state constraints upon the college, its vocational faculty and students. These models explain the state structuring process on social institutions: Brint and Karabel's political niche, Carnoy and Levin's dominant class ideology, and O'Connor's value theory of crisis during late capitalism. The literature review looks at critical sociology, including the reproduction school as well as vocational education literature on the community college. The data were structured interviews with 74 students and four faculty. Classrooms were also observed. A critical theory of the state provided the interpretative frame for analysis. Recommendations for greater student choice to provide for increased equity and equality are offered in conclusion.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Community College.; Economics, Labor.; Sociology, Public and Social Welfare.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Higher Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Slaughter, Sheila

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleVocational students' economic status and prestige following training at a rural community college on the Mexican border: A field study informed by critical theory of the stateen_US
dc.creatorShelden, Mary Lee Moat, 1941-en_US
dc.contributor.authorShelden, Mary Lee Moat, 1941-en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study identifies overt mechanisms by which working class students at a rural community college were aligned with entry level service employment following the AAS degree. It examines socio economic and state constraints upon the college, its vocational faculty and students. These models explain the state structuring process on social institutions: Brint and Karabel's political niche, Carnoy and Levin's dominant class ideology, and O'Connor's value theory of crisis during late capitalism. The literature review looks at critical sociology, including the reproduction school as well as vocational education literature on the community college. The data were structured interviews with 74 students and four faculty. Classrooms were also observed. A critical theory of the state provided the interpretative frame for analysis. Recommendations for greater student choice to provide for increased equity and equality are offered in conclusion.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Community College.en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Labor.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Public and Social Welfare.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHigher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSlaughter, Sheilaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9426561en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b31499491en_US
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