ERIC Number: ED253277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Identification of Effective Practices in Contract Education Programs in Selected California Community Colleges.
Smith, Norman D.
A study was conducted to identify California community colleges with contract education programs; to identify and determine the characteristics of successful programs; and to make recommendations for program development. The study was conducted through a review of the literature, a survey of California community colleges to identify effective contract education programs, and in-depth interviews at selected colleges with contract program administrators to identify effective practices. Conclusions, based on survey responses from 47 colleges with contract education programs and in-depth interviews with 7 program administrators, included the following: (1) community college contract education courses consisted primarily of lower division courses in general education, basic skills, and business and technical courses; (2) courses were designed by the colleges and offered at times and places to meet employer needs; (3) instructors were selected for their up-to-date knowledge and ability to teach in a business setting; and (4) contract education can provide a valuable community service at no cost to the taxpayer and serve as an alternative funding source for the college. The survey instruments and sample contracts are appended. (Author/LAL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Inplant Programs, Labor Education, Literature Reviews, On the Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, State Surveys, Teacher Selection, Two Year Colleges
University Microfilms, P.O. Box 1764, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (Order no. 83-16454, MF $16.00; PC $25.00).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Community Colleges
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Pepperdine University.