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ERIC Number: ED341421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Pages: 171
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Third Party Evaluation of 2 + 2 + 2 Articulated Career Education Programs: 1988-1991 Final Report.
Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.
The 1988-89 California state budget provided funding to support the development of pilot programs extending high school-community college career articulated programs to the baccalaureate level. By 1990-91, 24 of these "2 + 2 + 2" programs had been funded, including 14 projects in career education, 8 in teacher education, and 2 in home economics. Findings of a third-party evaluation of the projects included the following: (1) the curriculum articulation objectives of the projects were met in most all projects; (2) the three most common methods of curriculum articulation were course-to-course articulation; program articulation; and general education, college preparatory, or basic skills program development; (3) faculty participants indicated that communication among the three educational levels was the most rewarding project outcome; (4) the majority of the projects included coordination with student support services at the community-college level; (5) many programs reported difficulties in tracking students through the 2 + 2 + 2 process because of inconsistent student identification methods; (6) by spring 1991, there were 3,190 student participants statewide; and (7) characteristics of successful projects included an entrepreneurial director, administrative support, and an advisory council of representatives from all educational segments. This two-part evaluation report examines career education and teacher education projects separately. Brief report summaries for each of the projects, a series of recommendations, and student tracking tables are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California