Dickinson Published in Teaching Sociology Journal

Published: December 2, 2016

Charles Dickinson, associate professor of Sociology at College of Western Idaho (CWI), co-authored an article published in the October issue of Teaching Sociology. This peer-reviewed publication is the most prestigious sociology journal devoted to teaching and learning. The article used data from a national sample, the first of its kind, of sociology instructors at community colleges. They analyzed the reasons sociology instructors choose to teach at a community college. They found there was a strong social justice motivation for sociology instructors to choose careers at a community college. Despite the many challenges of teaching at a community college, they found that most respondents were satisfied with their chosen career path. The article ends with some of the future challenges that face sociology instructors at community colleges. It is a great read for both sociology instructors and administrators at community colleges.

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