ERIC Number: ED247401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Articulation in Missouri Vocational Technical Programs. Final Report.
State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.
Potential for articulating students between Missouri institutions offering vocational-technical education at the secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels was investigated. To determine the attitudes of administrators and instructors toward articulation, a survey was mailed to four- and two-year institutions, Area Vo-Tech Schools, and comprehensive high schools. Results indicated that articulation is prevalent, the sequencing of curriculum and communication are perceived as important factors in the articulation process, and administrators are receptive to the concept and practice of articulation. Institutional commitment was found to encompass administrative support, instructor/counselor time, and curriculum development. Essential items in the written cooperative agreement were agreement on curriculum, a method of recordkeeping, awarding of advanced standing or credit, type of inservice education, and time period of agreement. A model for articulation is then presented that would have the greatest potential in Missouri. Its five strategies are described: (1) establish articulation of vocational programs as a high institutional priority, (2) establish a joint advisory committee to facilitate coordination, (3) obtain state support for participation in articulation, (4) provide inservice training, and (5) institute formal articulation agreements. Appendixes, amounting to over one-half of the report, include the survey instrument and sample articulation materials. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Vocational Education, Articulation (Education), Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Education, Jefferson City. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: State Fair Community Coll., Sedalia, MO.