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ERIC Number: ED225522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Allied Health Program Articulation from Two-Year Colleges to Four-Year Colleges.
Alzheimer, Veronica C.
The articulation of allied health programs from two-year to four-year colleges or universities is examined, based on a review of the literature from 1972 to 1982. Major concerns to educators and state legislators are duplication of resources, time, money, and the transferability of credits from occupational programs. A controversial issue is whether the two-year degree is a terminal one. Washington State educators identified the need for regional curriculum planning for articulation and design of curriculum ladders, nontraditional approaches to progression for employed students, and challenge exams by which a practitioner may have either formal preparation or job-acquired knowledge and skills. In Southern California, a five-level articulated nursing program allows students to enter and exit at a variety of occupational levels. According to the National Commission on Allied Health Education, 39 states have developed policies to ease the transfer of credits from two-year to four-year institutions. Recommendations include the following: terminal behavior objectives for the various professions need to be defined; the upper-division colleges need to develop part-time and/or evening courses; and accrediting and credentialing agencies need to become more involved in planning and coordinating articulation. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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