ERIC Number: ED230669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Adult Vocational Education in Articulation of Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions.
Gilli, Angelo C.; Wilcox, Lynne Moore
Based on dissertation research, this study sought to determine the extent of agreement regarding the frequency of actual and ideal articulation practices among secondary and postsecondary directors in New York State (excluding New York City) schools. A survey instrument consisting of 69 objective and 14 open-ended questions was designed and mailed to 95 vocational administrators, with a response rate of 77 percent. The t-test for independent samples was used to determine the extent of agreement between opinions of secondary and postsecondary vocational-technical administrators on actual and ideal articulation practices, and the t-test for non-independent samples was used to rate agreement within the groups. The results of the survey indicate that secondary and postsecondary vocational-technical administrators were in general agreement with regard to the frequency of their actual use of 56 of the articulation practices. For the most part, both groups indicated that they were not actually using most of the items very often. Of the 69 questions, 31 items were most translatable for adult vocational education; these items were placed in four categories: administration, counseling, instruction, and program development. Based on combinations of conditions, recommendations for improvement were made for articulation between the two groups and within the groups. These recommendations included convening meetings to determine agreement and disagreement among administrators about the various practices identified in the 31 items and using the agreement items as the basis for workable solutions to articulation practices. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York
Note: Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 1982).