ERIC Number: ED238472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Follow-Up Survey of Students from Career/Technical Programs in British Columbia Community Colleges and Institutes. Technical Report.
Forrester, Glen C.; And Others
Information derived from a longitudinal follow-up survey of students in career/technical programs in British Columbia's (BC) community colleges and institutes is provided in this report. Introductory material provides a background on the post-secondary educational system in BC and highlights study objectives, including monitoring the number of students who complete, withdraw from, or discontinue their studies; identifying reasons for non-completion; collecting student opinions on career/technical programs; and determining student educational outcomes. Chapter 2 outlines the study methodology. Chapter 3 discusses population characteristics by institution and discipline cluster. Chapter 4 presents observations from the follow-up survey within the categories of reasons for attending, employment background, discontinuance, current activity, finding employment, type of employment, assessment of post-secondary experience, future educational plans, and student comments. Chapter 5 provides observations from the study linked to returns from a survey of students entering career/technical programs. Finally, chapter 6 presents a summary of findings and implications. Appendices include detailed survey results, correspondence, cover letters used in the follow-up study, and survey instruments. (HB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Attrition, Student Educational Objectives, Technical Education, Technical Institutes, Technical Occupations, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Program Services Div.
Authoring Institution: B. C. Research, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: For a summary of this report, see JC 830 561.