ERIC Number: ED170575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee Vocational Education Articulation Project: Final Report.
Petry, John R.; And Others
As a result of the concern for knowledge about the problems students face in achieving their educational goals, a study was conducted to answer two questions: "To what degree is articulation working in Tennessee?" and "What do our constituents say should be done to establish the process for effecting articulation?" Opinions regarding vocational education articulation were solicited in various surveys: general (secondary and postsecondary school personnel), institutional (secondary school principals and postsecondary administrators), student (postsecondary and Comprehensive Employment and Training Act [CETA] student employees), and vocational program (CETA personnel). The data gathered led to several conclusions: (1) students in postsecondary vocational education programs felt they had received effective guidance, while these same students felt they had not received effective guidance while in high school; (2) there is a lack of formal articulation between institutions; (3) standardized course and program objectives have not been widely used; (4) students were awarded credit for competency, previous course work, work experience, and military experience on a very limited basis; (5) there should be more involvement of employers in curriculum planning and development; and (6) the state department of education should assume a larger responsibility in effecting articulation. (Survey instruments, correspondance, data presentation, and a bibliography are appended.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Articulation (Education), Career Guidance, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Correctional Institutions, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Improvement, Reports, Research Projects, School Counseling, Secondary Education, Surveys, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Memphis State Univ., TN. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act