ERIC Number: ED345097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Education Bridge Program in Community Colleges for Academic High School Students. Final Report 1990-1991.
Katz, David; Fisher, Roslyn
The Occupational Education Bridge Program provides a bridge, between academic/comprehensive high schools and community colleges, that offers average ability students college experience through a career program. During its second year, the program provided 91 students (42 juniors and 49 seniors) from 5 academic/comprehensive high schools in Queens, New York, with a vocational education experience at Queensborough Community College (QCC). Counselors at each school recruited students and assisted them with selection of QCC courses. Confusion over orientation and registration procedures led to the recommendation that students be registered at their individual schools. Counselors and program staff met with students during the semester, and counselors received inservice training. Fifty-six students completed their courses, a rate comparable to that of typical QCC freshmen. Whether students completed or withdrew, they were positive about participating. Evaluation based on exit interviews, pre/posttest data, and enrollment and performance data led to the recommendations that there should be: (1) more careful screening of participants; (2) clarification of course requirements; (3) more counseling and ongoing support; (4) parent participation; and (5) improvement of student-instructor relationships by allowing no more than five bridge students per course. (Seven appendices are included: (1) bridge student information form; (2) course selection form; (3) exit interview form; (4) course description booklet--Spring 1991; (5) staff development conference copy; (6) career exploration inventory; and (7) interview form. Data from Career Exploration Inventory pre/posttest and the Summary of Students' Feelings and Attitudes as Reported to Counselor Liaisons are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Postsecondary Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Note: For the 1989-1990 report, see ED 327 263. Prepared at the Center for Advanced Study in Education (CASE).