ERIC Number: ED242363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-20
Reference Count: 0
Problems of the Rural Community Colleges in Florida in Providing Vocational Education (As Perceived by Administrators in Nine Community Colleges).
Drawing from a literature review and interviews with administrators at nine small, rural community colleges in Florida, this report highlights the problems of providing vocational education in Florida's small, rural community colleges. Chapter I provides background to the study and a review of the literature related to problems of providing vocational education in small or rural settings, problems faced by community colleges in general with respect to vocational education delivery, and problems encountered by small, rural colleges in program delivery. This review covers the areas of experiential education, program comprehensiveness, teacher recruitment/retention, transportation, community attitudes, and financing. Chapter II presents the results of the administrator interviews, focusing on funding, placement standards, equipment, capital outlay, teachers, transportation, fees, training responsibilities, program appraisal, adult education, area centers, and students. For each topic, a summary of administrator perceptions, direct quotes from the interviews, and recommendations are provided. Chapter III offers concluding comments. Appendices provide a list of persons interviewed and topics and questions addressed. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Commission, Tallahassee.