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ERIC Number: ED268311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
A Process for Reviewing and Revising Accreditation Standards in Occupational Education Programs.
Bowman, Harry L.; And Others
While attending the December 12, 1984, Commission on Occupational Education Institutions (COEI) Delegate Assembly of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 79 school personnel responded to a questionnaire to determine their attitudes toward accreditation standards. Measured were the following: respondents' perceptions of the priorities for review/revision of COEI standards and the importance of the standards in relation to institutional quality and (2) any differences in their perceptions related to demographic variables describing the personnel. The study found three standards that should be given highest priority for review, and three standards that clearly ranked lowest in priority. This finding indicates that sufficient agreement exists among school representatives to use their perceptions as the basis for selecting clusters of standards for review and revision. Since only two or three standards can be addressed each year by the Committee on Standards, such information is important for the Committee. The study also found that the assignment of review priority ranks by school personnel is related to one demographic variable--type of school represented--and applies to less than half of the standards. The strategy used in this study offers a methodology that can be used by accreditation organizations to ascertain the perceptions of their clientele regarding evaluative standards and criteria. The results of such assessments can provide an objective basis for determining the sequence in which the review and revision of standards or criteria might be addressed. (KC)
Department of Vocational and Adult Education, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-3501 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A