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November 2000

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What Really Prepares German Children for the University
Our children's education is a sensitive issue which is discussed
frequently, especially in a country like Germany where education
is viewed as one of the highest priorities of society. Different
models were tried in Germany in an effort to achieve the best
possible preparation of students for their future careers.
Sometimes I ask myself who developed those wonderful models and
who influenced their creation. The importance of easing the
transition of students from school into the workforce was surely
a criterion.
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Phil's Perspective
Social Justice and Community College Part-timers
What began as gripe sessions, eventually led to the formation
of the CPFA (California Part-time Faculty Association) in October
of 1998. Since then, CPFA members in over 40 districts and 50
colleges have been fighting for inequities in pay and job
conditions. Local chapters of CPFA in some districts are voicing
their concerns more than others. At PCC (Pasadena City College),
part-timers say that the current conditions affect their morale
and performance and, in the long run, will affect the well being
of the college.
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