ERIC Number: ED349419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
As Easy as 2 + 2. One College's "Best Practices" Vocational-Technical Program Articulation Model. Competency-Based Vocational Education Administrator Series. Research and Development Series No. 272.
Faddis, Constance R.
Articulation is used to indicate curriculum linkage between two-year secondary vocational programs and two-year college technical programs. Articulation efforts widen the pipeline of students preparing for vocational-technical careers. All programs seek to eliminate duplication of training across educational levels. The primary goal is to meet students' career preparation needs. Articulation provides benefits to all partners: the students, the educational institutions, and the community. Three forms of articulation are advanced placement, advanced skills, and core curriculum models. Advanced placement focuses on the program-to-program level and grants college credit to vocational graduates who have obtained competencies taught in college technical courses. For articulation to be successful, an individual should be employed by the school to give leadership to the effort. Effective articulation facilitators have speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills and are familiar with vocational and technical information. An articulation steering committee supports facilitators and establish policies. Two major types of agreements are used: interinstitutional agreements and more specific program-to-program agreements. Written agreements should be developed at both the institutional and program-to-program levels. Commitment among vocational and technical top administrators should be obtained and communicated to managers, faculty, and support staff. (NLA)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, High Schools, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Implementation, Student Recruitment, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Consortium for the Development of Professional Materials for Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.