ERIC Number: ED049360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Practices and Outcomes of Vocational-Technical Education in Technical and Community Colleges.
Gartland, Thomas G.; Carmody, James F.
A study of 2-year post secondary institutions was conducted to provide more adequate information about institutional guidance and research programs. A questionnaire was sent to 351 vocational-technical schools that offered no transfer programs, and a slightly different version was sent to 689 community or junior colleges offering both college transfer work and vocational-technical programs. Data were requested on counseling, research, data collection, program completion, transfer rates, and graduates' employment experiences. The results showed that vocational schools collected more extensive standardized data for selection purposes, whereas community colleges provided more comprehensive counseling. Research by community colleges was oriented toward demographic studies, unlike the vocational schools, which mainly conducted studies of student satisfaction and success both in school and after leaving. Vocational school graduates were less likely to transfer or drop out. (Author/BH)
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Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA. Research and Development Div.