ERIC Number: ED189296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination of Career Education Programs and Products to Community Colleges: Final Performance Report.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
An American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) project disseminated career education programs and products to community colleges. It conducted a national survey of all community, junior, and technical colleges to identify status of career education and clarify their needs for assistance; conducted a followup survey of institutions included in the career education Sourcebook (available as ED 162 697) to ascertain status of their career education offerings; published a second career education sourcebook for community colleges (available as ED 179 274); and conducted career education workshops in collaboration with community colleges to demonstrate exemplary career education services, practices, and programs. Responses to the national survey indicated that institutions are interested in receiving assistance and look to AACJC as a primary resource. Regional workshops were held at four of five community colleges identified as capable of demonstrating exemplary career education programs. College faculty and administrative and support staff participated. A third party evaluation showed that (1) 75% of the participants indicated they gained information about more than half of the topics covered, (2) about 75% indicated they were very motivated to initiate or expand their own career education workshop, and (3) about 55% felt the workshops were very effective. Participants also identified strengths, weaknesses, and improvements. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Career Education, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Information Dissemination, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Participant Satisfaction, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Resource Materials, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.