ERIC Number: ED053718
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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Study of Community Colleges and Vocational-Technical Centers, Phase I.
Godfrey, Eleanor P.; Holmstrom, Engin I.
The major purpose of this study is to investigate possible differences among 2-year colleges that differ in educational philosophies. Branch campuses are found to prepare students for transfer to 4-year colleges; junior colleges and technical institutes prepare students in both transfer and terminal programs; and vocational-technical centers strongly emphasize immediate job preparation. Ninety schools were surveyed for program emphasis, educational costs, student body and faculty characteristics, articulation with other schools, and the role of the institution in an educational system. A total of 7,673 students enrolled in 1969 were surveyed for demographic characteristics, previous and current educational experiences, and occupational goals. A total of 1,455 (1967) graduates were surveyed for personal characteristics, high school experience, other post-secondary schools attended, 2-year college experience, post-junior college education, employment and financial status, and goals and aspirations. Student and graduate groups were compared whenever a data base was present. Finally, 2,015 faculty were surveyed for demographic and occupational characteristics, and attitudes toward school services and policy. The results indicate differences in the above areas according to type of school. A detailed discussion of research methodology and results, and the questionnaires used in the study are included. (CA)
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Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.