ERIC Number: ED308326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation of Vocational Education Programs in Arizona.
Schmidt, Czeslaw T.
A study of articulation of vocational education programs in Arizona was conducted to provide a framework by which a more effective system of vocational training could be established. It began by defining articulation. The literature reviewed in this part of the study provided models as well as alternative definitions of articulation. Based on the definition, current articulation activities were identified by reviewing the county plans and by interviewing the community college occupational deans. Three major findings became apparent. First, some articulation was taking place between the secondary and postsecondary levels of vocational education. These activities were expected to expand and improve in the immediate future. Second, vocational education providers sensed a need to design articulated programs because of legislative emphasis, limited funding, and reduction in vocational education enrollments. Third, a model for articulation was needed by vocational educators, since no statewide plan for articulation existed currently. Changes in a variety of conditions in Arizona were recommended to further the development of articulated vocational education programs, including changes in the funding pattern, certification requirements, state statutes, and development of incentives for articulation. (Eleven references and the interview guide are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff. Center for Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona