ERIC Number: ED117404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-7
Reference Count: 0
Articulation with Secondary Schools.
Canup, Claude R., Jr.
Hampered by budget restrictions and looked to for innovations to influence national economics, postsecondary educational leaders should not overlook an obvious responsibility: articulation of programs with the secondary systems to counteract youthful unemployment, a problem whose magnitude statistics reveal. A continuum of education without unnecessary duplication of instruction or delay in students' attainment of career objectives must be developed, for educational separatism has reached a point of diminishing returns. The establishment of an articulated agreement between educational levels is a three-phase process: (1) a formal letter of agreement between the systems involved, based on meetings between administrators; (2) program letters of agreement, based on meetings between faculties; and (3) evaluation, review, and revision, based on input from all involved parties. Seven items should be considered for inclusion in the first letter of agreement. The next phase, more laborious, can be achieved by taking outlined steps; there are three minimum requirements for the second letter of agreement. There are broad guidelines for the evaluation phase. The greatest problem is attitudinal: educators should remember that allowing or refusing persons enrollment in postsecondary studies significantly influences their chances of success throughout their lives, and contributes to the nation's economic and social situation. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Admission (School), Articulation (Education), Career Development, Educational Responsibility, Guidelines, Institutional Cooperation, Leadership Responsibility, Noninstructional Responsibility, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Unemployment, Vocational Directors, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (69th, Anaheim, California, December 7, 1975)