ERIC Number: ED480575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-3
Reference Count: N/A
A Retrospective Look at Block Transfer Credit for Child and Youth Care Undergraduate University Students.
This document examines a retrospective study that compares the academic performance of students who entered the child and youth care degree programs with block transfer credit at two institutions in British Columbia with non-block students at the same institutions. The conclusions of the study were reached by examining GPA entry and exit scores between the two groups. The results proved that there were no major differences between the GPAs of graduating block transfer students and non-block transfer students. Furthermore, the data that examined the performance of the block transfer students lay to rest the concerns about these students' ability to complete upper level degree courses. A review is provided of the operation of the Child and Youth Care Education Consortium as a vehicle for providing integrated, multilateral block transfer assessments between the three child and youth care degree programs in BC and Canada. It concluded that the efficiency of the bilateral block transfer arrangements are themselves significant and this efficiency is multiplied when block transfer occurs on a multilateral basis within a consortium structure. Contains five references and three appendices. (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada