ERIC Number: ED340878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
High School and Community College Planning: Feasibility Study. Annual Report: 1 July 1987-30 June 1988.
The feasibility of combining the resources of the school districts of Ottumwa, Iowa, and neighboring areas with Indian Hills Community College into a comprehensive program for Ottumwa high school students at a regional site was investigated. An articulated vocational program, beginning at the junior high level, would extend through high school, Indian Hills Community College, and perhaps to a baccalaureate degree in technologies. Competency-based curricula were seen to be offered throughout grades 10-14. Technical training and placement would occur through the college. Six assumptions were made by participants: a comprehensive high school is a desired delivery model; a cluster approach to vocational education is desired; high school level vocational education will not be exclusively job specific; the project assists high schools in meeting the requirements of 10 units in 4 out of 5 eligible clusters; parents and students will be involved; and definition will be added to the role of vocational education at both the high school and area school level. (Seven appendices are included: project budget; project staff; participating school districts and administrators; faculty response to Ohio State trip; third-party evaluations; "cooperation is the key"; and news clippings.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bachelors Degrees, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Comprehensive Programs, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Cooperation, Feasibility Studies, High Schools, Occupational Clusters, Parent Participation, Regional Schools, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Indian Hills Community Coll., Ottumwa, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa