ERIC Number: ED164052
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Cooperation in Vocational Education. AACJC/AVA Joint Study.
Bushnell, David S.
As background to a summary of the study sponsored by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) and the American Vocational Association (AVA), postsecondary education is discussed in terms of articulation; federal incentives for expanded facilities and training opportunities; pressures for planning, surveys, budget justification, and improved performance as related to the increase of centralized state control; philosophical barriers between community colleges and vocational centers; credentialing students; legal and political influences on governance; enrollment trends; and funding patterns. The study attempted to identify policies and procedures that help or hinder articulation; develop recommendations for federal, state, and local jurisdictions to promote cooperative working relationships; disseminate the findings; and establish a mechanism to foster continued cooperation between AACJC and AVA. From materials gathered from a nationwide survey focusing on administrative practices which facilitate or impede articulation, five case studies were prepared representing successful articulation at institutes of different size, wealth, tradition, type of control, and with different student needs. Governance, curriculum development, and financing are considered for each program. Resulting recommendations concern finance on both state and federal levels, data systems, credentialing and credits, the role of vocational education, and planning. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Vocational Association, Inc., Washington, DC.