ERIC Number: ED245128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Articulation in the Secondary Schools through the University Structure.
Jenkins, Dorothy E.
Historically, articulation linkages between secondary and post-secondary institutions have focused on admissions and recruitment. However, with the rising aspirations of minority groups and the addition of community colleges to the educational continuum, educational articulation must take on new, more comprehensive dimensions. The articulation process should include the coordination of educational programs, the coordination of processes and procedures, and the coordination of a variety of programs, practices, and services to promote the continuous, efficient, forward progress of students through the educational system. The articulation process in post-secondary institutions must be an integral part of the organization and adminstration of guidance services in order to address the specific needs of its diversified population. Guidelines for such a process must give priority to the student's welfare, and should include a realistic appraisal of needs, a clear statement of policies, standards, and procedures, open communication between institutions, and formative evaluation of procedures. A six step systematic approach to the articulation process would involve needs identification, problem statement, identification of goals and objectives, information processing, testing of solutions, and evaluation of outcomes. The paper presents a practical application of an articulation model for developing linkages and networks for students in higher education, and gives examples of activities in which universities can offer resources and services to local schools, from administrative, faculty, and student perspectives. Benefits to students, the university, and the local schools from such linkages are listed. (BL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American School Counselor Association. Alexandria, VA.