ERIC Number: ED349472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Public Safety Curriculum Project. Final Report.
By focusing on four-year colleges, academies/training centers, and community colleges, a study identified some of the duplication and gaps in public safety education in California. Survey instruments were designed to identify the current status of public safety education and elicit data regarding respondents' ideas about the desired direction that education should take. The survey instruments provided ample opportunity for respondents to make comments about various issues, and those comments were used to develop lists of issues that were centerpieces of statewide Delphi meetings of educators and practitioners to prioritize issues. The primary finding was the desire of educators and practitioners to develop some degree of standardization of the curriculum within each of the areas studied--corrections, criminal justice, and fire science. Well-organized and comprehensive training guidelines were being used throughout the state. Related to frustration with lack of standardization was a desire for better articulation between the various organizations that provided public safety education. Since standardization of the three curricula was being pursued, the remaining critical recommendation was articulation and organization of programs to achieve that articulation. (The bulk of the report consists of documents from the three Delphi meetings, curriculum data, instruments, and an expanded executive summary.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Coordination, Crime Prevention, Criminal Law, Criminology, Educational Cooperation, Fire Protection, Fire Science Education, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Law Enforcement, Police, Police Education, Safety, Safety Education, Standards, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Evergreen Valley Coll., San Jose, CA.