ERIC Number: ED289053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Factors Influencing the Success of Secondary/Postsecondary Vocational-Technical Education Articulation Programs.
McKinney, Floyd L.; And Others
A study determined the degree of success that institutions achieve in meeting their articulation program goals. Data were collected through literature review, questionnaires to 462 secondary and postsecondary institutions, and visits to five exemplary articulation sites. Study respondents reported that they were most successful in reaching the articulation goals of program improvement and increased service to students. Increased service to employers and student retention were moderately successful outcomes. The study also identified factors contributing to institutions being able to achieve their outcomes: articulation as a high priority of state education officials; effective interpersonal relations; strong commitment by local administrators; open communication channels; well-written, carefully planned articulation agreement; modest goals; initial and continuing commitment and leadership by key institutional personnel; effective local leadership; well-developed curricula; remediation services; transportation services; program promotion; and impartial program coordination. Recommendations were made for practitioners regarding key factors to consider when implementing articulation programs or modifying such programs. (The instrument is appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.