ERIC Number: ED319457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
The Status of Articulation between Public Secondary Schools and Public Community Colleges.
Edwards, George; And Others
A study was conducted to assess the status and desirability of articulation activities between community colleges and secondary schools in a southern state as perceived by school and college administrators. The study also sought to determine whether there were significant differences in the college and high school administrators' perceptions with respect to geographic location, size of the community college, and the residential status of the community college. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 83 selected administrators at all of the colleges and to a random sample of 140 principals of representative public secondary schools from each of the community college service areas within the state. Study findings, based on responses from 58 (64%) of the community college administrators and 83 (59%) of the secondary administrators, included the following: (1) articulation activities found to be prevalent throughout the state included programs allowing high school students to visit community college classes, policies clearly indicating differences between high school and college-level classes, and the use of college faculty members as guest lecturers, consultants, and resource persons at the high school; (2) survey respondents generally agreed that articulation activities should be encouraged to a greater extent; that high schools were doing a good job in preparing students to succeed in community college general education and vocational programs; and that articulation benefits both institutions; and (3) community college administrators perceived articulation to be more desirable and to be occurring to a greater extent than did high school administrators. The survey instrument is appended. (WJT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Council of States Inservice Education (New Orleans, LA, November 18-22, 1988).