ERIC Number: ED286028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
An Articulation Model for Advanced Placement of Students in Technical Colleges.
Selman, James W.
Educators need to alleviate the problems experienced by students in making the transition from one institution and/or program to another. These movements result in unnecessary duplication and use of educational resources and can cause students to lose valuable time, effort, and motivation. To interrelate secondary and postsecondary vocational education programs, a model has been constructed that is comprehensive in nature and designed to serve four specific student groups. The groups are students with secondary training, students with secondary training and work experience, students with only work experience, and students with informal training or undocumented training--in regard to their proposed postsecondary field of study. Subsequent to classification, a three-stage process enables students to receive appropriate placement commensurate with previous experiences. These stages sequentially include screening, testing, and awarding of credit. The articulation process concludes with awarding of credit. Students then have the option to continue with the next course or complete the program. To ensure program quality, all postsecondary students are required to pass an Occupational Competency Test as a certification examination prior to graduation. (YLB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Developmental Continuity, Educational Planning, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Placement, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Department of Vocational and Adult Education, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-3501 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Auburn Univ., AL. Dept. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A