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ERIC Number: ED263957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Occupational Education and College-Parallel Programs of the Two-Year College: Transfer and Credit Articulation Controversy.
Smith, Alan D.
A review is provided of current developments, problems, and issues in the areas of articulation and transfer between two- and four-year colleges. First, a discussion is provided of the nature of the two-year college and its curriculum, with particular emphasis on general education and on the effects of a commuting student body on the curriculum. Next, college-parallel and occupational programs are contrasted in terms of their historical place in the curriculum and enrollment trends. The next section addresses major problems of transfer and articulation, looking at the particular difficulties faced by occupational students, internal problems posed by general education requirements, and the reverse transfer trend. Following a working definition of articulation, the paper considers issues related to the formation of policy for articulation and transfer and presents a series of case studies illustrating projected institutional policies for the transfer of credit that would facilitate a working definition of articulation. A three-page bibliography concludes the paper. (EJV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A