ERIC Number: ED391103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Seamless Education: Barriers to Transfer in Postsecondary Education. Briefing Paper No. 3, Spring 1994.
Lynch, Richard L.; And Others
A research study explored the barriers to transfer of credit courses from two-year community and technical colleges to four-year colleges and universities, with special attention to the concerns of postsecondary occupational-technical program transfer. Several categories of problems were identified in the national literature on higher education transfer: attitudinal, institutional, geographical, financial, curricular, and structural barriers. Key issues and arguments in each category were explored and discussed. The research concluded that transfer of credits was more successful when community colleges separated two-year transfer programs and vocational-technical programs. A suggestion was also made that comprehensive community colleges with four-year programs might be better able to serve the needs of the diverse types of students who enroll in community colleges. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Dept. of Technical and Adult Education, Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Dept. of Occupational Studies.
Note: For related documents, see CE 070 736-737.