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The Resource Discounted dreams : high hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges, PBS ; producers, Carrie Glasser and Shae Isaacs ; executive producer, John Merrow ; Learning Matters, Inc

Discounted dreams : high hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges, PBS ; producers, Carrie Glasser and Shae Isaacs ; executive producer, John Merrow ; Learning Matters, Inc

Label
Discounted dreams : high hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges
Title
Discounted dreams
Title remainder
high hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; producers, Carrie Glasser and Shae Isaacs ; executive producer, John Merrow ; Learning Matters, Inc
Title variation
High hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges
Contributor
Correspondent
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Filmed in California, Colorado, Illinois, and New York, this documentary explores the paradoxes of the nation's 1200 community colleges. Community colleges are the fastest growing segment of American higher education--and some say the most vital to America's future--offering a staggering array of classes and job training programs. But growing enrollment is straining the system, underfunding persists, and in spite of some remarkable success stories, they fail to graduate even half of those who come. The stories of four students illustrate the challenges faced by thousands of hopeful people at community colleges nation wide
Cataloging source
RCZ
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, Chris Caffarelli, Ken Fuhr, Al Lopez ... [et al.] ; editor, David Wald ; music, Miranda Hentoff
Dewey number
378.1/543/0973
Funding information
"Principal funding was provided by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Additional funding was provided by Lumina Foundation for Education and The Annenberg Foundation."--Container.
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English; closed-captioned
LC call number
LB2328.15.U6
LC item number
D57 2007
PerformerNote
Correspondent, John Merrow; commentators include Jose Sosa, James Lisanti, Whitney Werner, Kay McClenney, Jennica Dinnell, Wayne Hulgin, Nancy Shulock, Terrence Burgess, Dave Rynders, Edwin Hiel, Michael Kirst, Krystal Jenkins, George McCormack, Aric Eidadu, Scott Olson, Edith Alderson, Kathleen Perryman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Glasser, Carrie
  • Isaacs, Shae
  • Merrow, John
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • Learning Matters, Inc
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Community colleges
  • Community colleges
  • Community college students
  • Education, Higher
  • Community colleges
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Vocational education
  • Junior colleges
  • Junior colleges
  • College students
  • Community college students
  • Community colleges
  • Community colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Vocational education
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Discounted dreams : high hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges, PBS ; producers, Carrie Glasser and Shae Isaacs ; executive producer, John Merrow ; Learning Matters, Inc
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as a documentary in August, 2007 on PBS
  • Special features: PBS.org [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jose's story -- Second chance -- Transfer possibilities -- Scant resources -- Why few make it -- Playing catch up -- Teaching remediation -- Churn -- Finish line -- Reprise -- Credits
Control code
ocn135200514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793693566
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887008570
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DIDH601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o135200514
  • (OCoLC)135200514
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Discounted dreams : high hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges, PBS ; producers, Carrie Glasser and Shae Isaacs ; executive producer, John Merrow ; Learning Matters, Inc
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as a documentary in August, 2007 on PBS
  • Special features: PBS.org [text feature]
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Jose's story -- Second chance -- Transfer possibilities -- Scant resources -- Why few make it -- Playing catch up -- Teaching remediation -- Churn -- Finish line -- Reprise -- Credits
Control code
ocn135200514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793693566
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887008570
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
DIDH601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o135200514
  • (OCoLC)135200514
System details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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