ERIC Number: ED220121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Articulation with Secondary, Postsecondary and Higher Education: One Look at the Statewide Longitudinal Study.
Knoell, Dorothy M.
Implications of the California Statewide Longitudinal Study (SLS) of community college students are discussed with respect to articulation between secondary, postsecondary, and higher education. After a discussion of student transfer to and from community colleges and an outline of the scope of the paper, a number of issues and problems concerning the role of the colleges are raised, including the deemphasis of articulation with high schools, the decline in student transfers to 4-year colleges, criticisms of the transfer function, and the locus of responsibility for identifying and counseling transfer students. In the next sections, SLS findings are outlined and their implications discussed with respect to: (1) articulation between secondary schools and community colleges in terms of age, attendance patterns, and student objectives; (2) articulation between the community colleges and 4-year colleges with regard to transfer student prototypes by age, previous education, and enrollment patterns; and (3) students' transfer plans in terms of institutions. The final sections summarize the implications drawn from the data and confirm the existence of a significant flow of students from high schools to community colleges and of strong transfer student prototypes; that the major flow of students from community colleges is to the state university; and that most students expect to be enrolled for more than 2 years in the community colleges. (HB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Attendance Patterns, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Surveys, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Statewide Longitudinal Study CA
Note: Part of a series of papers by a panel of experts reviewing the California Statewide Longitudinal Study (for the final report of this study, see ED 217 917). For other papers in the review series, see JC 820 347-356.