ERIC Number: ED347280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Commonwealth Connections. An Inventory of Inter-System Vocational Education Agreements.
Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
This inventory revises and updates data published in a 1986 inventory of articulation, collaboration, and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) agreements between vocational-technical schools and community colleges in Massachusetts. In addition, it provides information on programs in city vocational schools, comprehensive high schools, and service delivery areas (SDAs). The report is organized in three parts: (1) Introduction; (2) Data Compilation; and (3) Agreement Summaries. In the introduction, a section on methodology and response rate reports that 100 percent of community colleges and regional and independent vocational-technical schools responded to the survey; response rates were lower (33-90 percent) for city vocational, county agricultural, and comprehensive high schools and SDAs. The following findings are also presented: 80 percent of community colleges reported articulation agreements; community college contracts with JTPA increased by 35 percent; regional vocational schools showed a 17 percent increase in articulated programs; 70 percent of regional vocational schools, 55 percent of city vocational schools, and 2 of 10 comprehensive schools reported program articulation; and 11 SDAs reported contracts with secondary schools and/or community colleges. In part 2, data are compiled by school type (and SDA) and agreement type. A brief data summary is provided at the end of each of the nine data tables making up this part. In part 3, agreement summaries for each responding school or SDA are organized into articulation agreements, collaboration agreements, JTPA agreements, and current negotiations. Appendixes include the two survey instruments used, one for secondary and postsecondary institutions and the other for SDAs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Contracts, Coordination, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Council on Vocational Education, Boston.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Massachusetts
Note: For related documents, see CE 061 376-381.