ERIC Number: ED350933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Furthering Education? Links between Schools and Further Education Colleges in Lothian Region.
Black, Harry; And Others
This report presents results from questionnaires administered to a range of individuals (N=41) involved in the organization and management of college provision for secondary pupils as well as questionnaires administered to S3 and S6 secondary students (N=863) within Scotland's Lothian Region concerning the effectiveness of college provision, including work simulation, college projects, and college courses. The report: (1) explores staff perceptions of the learning outcomes which it was hoped college provision would deliver, as well as pupils' reasons for choosing to take up or ignore the possibility of spending time in college; (2) examines the question of how far expectations had been fulfilled and what were seen as the chief gains to have resulted from college provision; (3) discusses some of the areas where providers felt current arrangements could be improved; (4) examines aspects of improving the way pupils are prepared for their college experiences; and (5) brings together the issues which the data suggest have particular importance and whose consideration is likely to be useful to the Region. Results confirm that in many aspects the experiment of bringing colleges and schools together to provide a richer curriculum for school pupils has borne fruit. Suggestions for developing and improving the implementation of these college/school activities are presented. Appendices provide the study questionnaires. Contains two references. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advanced Courses, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Interviews, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Regional Programs, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Simulation, Student Attitudes, Transitional Programs
Scottish Council for Research in Education, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8JR.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Identifiers: Scotland (Lothian Region)