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for Thursday, July 1.
* A TURKISH MEDICAL STUDENT has lost her bid to be able to wear
a headscarf while pursuing studies at the University of
Istanbul. In a potentially precedent-setting decision, the
European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Turkey's
ban on overtly religious garb at public universities did not
violate the student's rights.
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SYMBOL OF HOPE: Rows of rusted-out army barracks, transformed
into a college campus, give Guatemala's majority Maya people a
place to learn, but their education is still hindered by poverty
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MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the June/July issue of "Community College Journal":
Apprenticeship programs and the community college
Community colleges and apprenticeship programs are a natural
match, says Irving P. McPhail, chancellor of the Community
College of Baltimore County.
"Community colleges are already closely allied with the
community," he writes, "and no other segment of postsecondary
education is more responsive to community-workforce needs."
Apprenticeship programs can form partnerships with community
colleges that allow apprentices to earn college credit toward
associate degrees or certificates while learning their craft
from experienced instructors, he says.
However, because many people do not understand how
apprenticeship systems work and how community colleges can
affect job training, "decision makers don't automatically
connect the two," he writes. "It's a missed opportunity for both
The article, "Apprenticeships: Opportunities for the Workforce,"
is not online. Information about the journal is available at
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