ERIC Number: ED270179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Problems of Access to Vocational Education Programs in California Community Colleges: A Technical Assistance Handbook for Administrators and Faculty.
Prepared for community college administrators and faculty, this handbook was designed for use after the presentation of either of two videotaped documentaries treating the problems of access to vocational education programs in California community colleges in terms of both entry and retention problems. Following introductory material, information is provided to assist the user in addressing two questions. For the first question, "Are potential or current students at this college having problems accessing and persisting in vocational education programs?" the handbook describes various contexts in which the issue can be raised on campus, offers data on changes in California community college vocational education student enrollments between 1982 and 1984, suggests ways of approaching the problem, and presents a sample set of goals and objectives for identifying students with access problems and a sample student needs survey for current students. For the second question, "What strategies are currently being used on this campus to help students enter and complete vocational education programs and how can new strategies be developed?" the handbook discusses issues related to the institutional context and provides a sample college inventory of access strategies. Appendices include scripts for the administrator and faculty videotapes, a review of the literature on access, a bibliography, and excerpts from transcripts of Access and Retention Forums at the 1985 American Association of Community and Junior Colleges convention. (EJV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Authoring Institution: Evaluation and Training Inst., Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For a related document, see JC 860 319.