ERIC Number: ED341421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Third Party Evaluation of 2 + 2 + 2 Articulated Career Education Programs: 1988-1991 Final Report.
Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.
The 1988-89 California state budget provided funding to support the development of pilot programs extending high school-community college career articulated programs to the baccalaureate level. By 1990-91, 24 of these "2 + 2 + 2" programs had been funded, including 14 projects in career education, 8 in teacher education, and 2 in home economics. Findings of a third-party evaluation of the projects included the following: (1) the curriculum articulation objectives of the projects were met in most all projects; (2) the three most common methods of curriculum articulation were course-to-course articulation; program articulation; and general education, college preparatory, or basic skills program development; (3) faculty participants indicated that communication among the three educational levels was the most rewarding project outcome; (4) the majority of the projects included coordination with student support services at the community-college level; (5) many programs reported difficulties in tracking students through the 2 + 2 + 2 process because of inconsistent student identification methods; (6) by spring 1991, there were 3,190 student participants statewide; and (7) characteristics of successful projects included an entrepreneurial director, administrative support, and an advisory council of representatives from all educational segments. This two-part evaluation report examines career education and teacher education projects separately. Brief report summaries for each of the projects, a series of recommendations, and student tracking tables are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Career Education, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, High Schools, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Tables (Data), Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.
Identifiers: California; 2 Plus 2 Plus 2 Programs
Note: For a related document, see ED 291 927.