ERIC Number: ED479967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Former Early Childhood Education (ECE) Students. Summary Findings of Respondents District-Wide.
In spring 2002 staff of the Los Rios Community College District Office of Institutional Research collaborated with occupational deans, academic deans, and faculty to develop and administer a survey of former Early Childhood Education (ECE) students. The survey was designed to determine how well courses had met the needs of former ECE students who earned degrees and certificates and those who did not. Of a total of 736 surveys sent out, only 294 were returned. Tables identify the nine ECE skill areas where the majority of students thought they were prepared and two areas in which they thought they had not been well prepared. More than half, 61.8% of respondents believed that their ability to work with others as part of a team had prepared them well for employment; this was the area with the highest rating. Data are provided on the number of respondents who applied for Californias Child Development Permit. Of the former ECE students who responded to the survey, 70.5% were currently working in the ECE field. Information is also provided about the demographic characteristics of former students and their average salaries. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Community Colleges, Course Content, Early Childhood Education, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Job Skills, Salaries, Satisfaction, Student Surveys
For full text://http://irweb.losrios.edu.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Institutional Research.