ERIC Number: ED227914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Research in Accrediting Efforts (Project REA). An Assessment on the Awarding of Academic Credit for CETA Activities in Illinois. Case Studies.
Stoyanoff, Karen, Comp.; Klehm, Jeanette, Comp.
Summaries are presented of 15 case studies conducted at Illinois Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) regions to determine the kind of credentialing mechanisms that exist for awarding academic credit or some other record of achievement to those eligible participants who complete CETA training programs. Introductory material describes the study's methodology and summarizes findings regarding types of credit and credentials offered, the purposes of credentialing, the determination of what kinds of training should receive credit, and barriers to obtaining credit. Next, information is presented from the case studies of CETA sites in Champaign, Chicago, Cook County, Balance of State-DeKalb, Balance of State-Galesburg, Kane County, Lake County, Macon County, Madison Bond County, Peoria County, Rock Island, Rockford, St. Clair County, Will County, and Balance of State-Zeigler. The case studies provide: (1) demographic data, including the area covered and population served, the CETA governing agency, major employment sources, and educational agencies; (2) program descriptions, including information on length, funding source, credential or credit, date of establishment, participants, location, problems with credit, and follow-up mechanisms; and (3) a general summary for each site which discusses whether credit is important and why credit is not provided for certain programs. The report concludes with recommendations for follow-up. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Illinois