Co-authored with John D. Dennison, Paul Gallagher's study Canada's Community Colleges (1986) describes the provincial and territorial college systems as they have evolved to 1985, discussing problems particular to each system and evaluating the extent to which often idealistic early goals have been realized. The book identifies key issues which are critical to the future of these systems and which, if ignored, will undermine community college education across Canada. It contains a bibliography relating to Canadian community college development, plus a French bibliography. Gallagher has been president of Vancouver Community College.

[BCBW 2004] "Education"