ERIC Number: ED174831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Education and Training: A Guide to Interinstitutional Cooperation. Final Report.
Bushnell, David S.
Locating and describing successful articulation efforts among postsecondary institutions in local communities was the goal of a joint study by the American Vocational Association and the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. Nominations of community-based programs were solicited from state directors of vocational education and community colleges by mail. Two hundred and three nominations were received and were arranged by type of institution, geographical location, and eleven other key variables, e.g., per capita expenditures on education, governance structure of institutions. From the 203 nominations, a representative non-random sample of 22 locations was drawn up for two-day site visitations. Approximately 300 administrators, faculty, students, and community leaders were interviewed. Of the 22 sites visited, nine locations involving nine community colleges and five area vocational schools were judged to be practicing successful articulation when assessed against 10 criteria. Four major barriers to articulation--competing external expectations of special interest groups, sterotyped perceptions of programs and practices of other institutions, a trend toward providing a common set of educational services, and conflicting educational values--were overcome by the exemplary articulation sites by clarifying common goals, identifying areas of potential benefit through collaboration, and by initially articulating programs and practices which lent themselves to standardization of procedures. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Case Studies, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Interviews, National Surveys, Performance Criteria, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Regional Schools, Research Reports, Success, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.