ERIC Number: ED246965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Vocational Articulation Model for Iowa--Secondary through Post-Secondary. Final Report.
Poort, Stephen M.; Williamson, Thomas
This report presents the history and results of a vocational education articulation project conducted by Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) in cooperation with Merged Area XV Local Education Agencies. An abstract of the project outlines the institutions which cooperated in the project, the time covered by the project report, and the project's objectives and budget. Next, a chronology is presented of the major project activities from its inception in October 1981 through June 1984. Then, a project summary discusses the formation of a team of volunteer faculty from IHCC and area high schools whose task was to identify competencies, including conditions and criteria, as the basis for articulation in six vocational fields. After recommending a series of procedures for conducting similar articulation efforts elsewhere in Iowa, the report delineates obstacles experienced in carrying out the project. Finally, recommendations and conclusions are presented, highlighting the value of the task force approach as a method of communication and administration; in enhancing relationships and communication between high school and college teachers; and in developing a workable competency-based articulation model that is adaptable to the individual needs of educators and students. Appendices include a job description for the coordinator of the vocational articulation project; evaluations of the project by a consultant and task force members; and minutes of task force meetings. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.
Note: Prepared in cooperation with Merged Area XV Local Education Agencies.