ERIC Number: ED130553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Articulation in Postsecondary Education.
Trivett, David A.
Articulation is defined as the processes that promote continuous, efficient, forward progress of students through the educational system. Several trends are now apparent that emphasize the need to improve articulation throughout postsecondary education. Matriculating students are more heterogeneous and their variations in preparation must be accommodated. Issues related to improving school-college articulation are discussed along with those regarding articulation within postsecondary education. Improvement is shown to depend on such concerns as transfers between institutions, the role and responsibilities of community colleges, and assignment of responsibility for improved articulation within an institution. Poor communication is concluded to be a universal element in articulation difficulties, although the underlying cause for many articulation problems stems from the absence of a central concept "X" for equating a vocational course, a pure, academic course, and the knowledge of a subject acquired by independent thinking and work. A method is needed for creating equivalencies in the transfer process that fairly assesses learning, regardless of its source. (LBH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Improvement, Educational Mobility, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, Program Administration, Student Mobility, Transfer of Training, Transfer Policy
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
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