ERIC Number: ED230262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Research in Accrediting Efforts (Project REA). An Assessment of Awarding Academic Credit for Employment Training Activities in Illinois. Summary Report.
Adams, Frank G.
The report describes and provides selected findings from Project REA (Research in Accrediting Efforts), which studied various aspects of manpower training under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) in Illinois. The first section outlines the goals of Project REA in identifying avenues for job training, methods for granting academic credit for training, and employer attitudes towards various credentials. Next, findings from case studies of CETA programs are highlighted with respect to the credentialling of employment training programs. This section reveals the failure of most programs to meet high school or college standards for academic credit, difficulties in obtaining records of training, and problems in defining what particular credentials mean. In addition, solutions are offered for some of these problems, and an argument is presented for applying some form of credit to all job-training programs. After describing the REA Operators Manual, which was developed to promote more effective application of credentials to employment training programs, the report presents the results of a study of alternative schools for high school dropouts. The next sections present information on a directory of training and educational programs offered by CETA sponsors, and on competency-based education programs. Finally, the results of a survey of employer attitudes toward credentials and training are summarized. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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
Note: For related documents, see ED 226 811-812, ED 227 901-902, ED 227 914, and ED 228 400.