ERIC Number: ED138810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Masters of Reality: Certificate or Performance? Toward Policy and Practice for Postsecondary Education and Work Programs Based on Outcomes for Students.
Rosen, David Paul; And Others
A study was conducted to obtain an initial view of exemplary programs involving an emphasis on work and education in postsecondary settings. Twenty programs were selected and described on the basis of comprehensiveness of approach, cross-section of institutional settings, cross-section of educational traditions or approaches to career education, preliminary or final evaluation demonstrating a positive change in student outcomes, faculty/guidance/administrator outcomes and community persons outcomes, and overall judgment that significant positive outcomes warrant communication of success to outside institutions, communities, peers, and the general public. Institutions represent three categories: 2-year community colleges, 4-year colleges and universities, and undergraduate and graduate professional schools. The report contains a summary of the findings and recommendations to the National Advisory Council for Career Education regarding the setting of priorities for postsecondary education and work programs. Analyses of findings are discussed in length, and five major problem areas in developing postsecondary education and work programs based on outcomes for students are identified: Integration of abstract and experiential learning, assessment of student outcomes, credentialing based on student performance, information for planning, and Federal and State administration of postsecondary education and work programs. The report is contained in 39 pages; the remainder of the document consists of profiles of each of the 20 programs, each including description of origins, purposes, activities, and outcomes. (TA)
Descriptors: Career Education, Case Studies, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Two Year Colleges, Universities, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Advisory Council for Career Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Student Educational Fund, Washington, DC.