ERIC Number: ED083977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
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COPES Report: Community College Occupational Programs Evaluation System. Occupational Education in Representative California Community Colleges.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
An evaluation was made of the occupational education program at California community colleges. Three areas were studied: strengths, improvement needs, and research priorities. Evaluations, combining college self-appraisals with validations of the self-appraisals by visiting COPES teams, were conducted over a three-month period. Team ratings covered 60 items. Findings indicate: (1) Strengths include qualifications of occupational education instructional staff, experience of this staff, qualification of occupational education coordinators, quality of instruction, and salary schedules; (2) Needs include improved college organization, increased administration commitment to occupational education, and provision of educational opportunities consistent with community needs; and (3) Research priorities include data collection, use of job success and failure information of occupational education graduates in program planning, and use of individualized instruction. A four-page COPES status report on occupational education in representative colleges outlines in detail the major strengths, critical needs and research priorities in this field (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California