ERIC Number: ED133594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Open Entry/Open Exit Study. Final Report.
Open entry/open exit refers to formats and procedures which allow learners to enter a program whenever they are ready and available, and allows them to leave or complete programs when competencies for job entry are attained. This study sought to provide base data on the concept of open entry/open exit by surveying involved individuals and to provide information of the effectiveness of sample programs through an evaluation of job entry performance levels, materials and procedures, and accompanying delivery systems. Occupational programs and courses at five Wisconsin technical institutes and one Iowa community college were studied. Four different questionnaires were developed and administered to 910 respondents, including 76 employers and public agency officials, 259 prospective students, 519 present students, and 56 staff members. Thirty-nine staff members were also interviewed. Survey results, which include open-end responses and comments, are presented in a series of 39 tables. Following are major findings of the study: (1) Prospective students and present students indicated they have a need for open entry/open exit, (2) students and staff felt that this was a viable, feasible, and beneficial approach, (3) employer and public agency respondents expressed favorable attitudes towards this approach, and (4) use of an individualized instructional system was viewed favorable, but presented the most obstacles. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: North Central Technical Inst., Wausau, WI.