ERIC Number: ED199558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Overview of Articulation Efforts in Vocational Education: Implications for State Planning.
McCormick, Fred C.; And Others
A study conducted in Illinois to review the state of the art of articulation had the following objectives in five component areas: (1) to review, describe, critique, and evaluate several variables associated with the practical knowledge/current practices relating to articulation efforts in Illinois and in other states; (2) to determine how articulation is currently defined; (3) to determine where the articulation process is presently, and what variables appear to support or inhibit articulation activities; (4) to relate the defined, described, and critiqued materials to present Illinois practice, focusing on the degree of duplication of effort, especially between the secondary and postsecondary levels, including the area vocational centers; and (5) to suggest future approaches Illinois might take in pursuit of methods by which to plan and cooordinate vocational education among the several levels of schooling in the state. (This final product reports the results of components 1-4.) The study was conducted by creating a working definition of articulation, dividing articulation into two areas (the same and different educational levels), and then conducting a literature/materials search and review, surveys of existing and completed articulation efforts, and on-site and telephone interviews in Illinois and in other states. Results of the study are described in the report as related to curriculum and instruction, student services, program management, and community resources. The second half of the report contains procedures for carrying out the study and data derived. (KC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Div. of Adult Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Operations Concepts, Inc., St. Paul, Minn.