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ERIC Number: ED502177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Polish Post-Secondary Vocational Schools vs. Canadian Community Colleges: A Comparison of Information Accessibility and Accountability
Butler, Norman L.; Smith, Catherine; Davidson, Barry S.; Tanner, Tyrone; Kritsonis, William Allan
Online Submission, Lamar University Electronic Journal of Student Research Spr 2008
Recent reforms in Polish education, Canadian interest in cooperative education, and differences in government involvement in Polish vs. Canadian education motivate the current comparative study of Polish post-secondary vocational schools (PVSs) and Canadian community colleges (CCs). While PVSs and CCs may initially appear equivalent (e.g., both provide training in specific skill sets), important differences are manifested when the institutions are examined from the perspective of two concepts associated with information technology: "accessibility" and "accountability" of information. A comparative analysis of categories under each concept yields substantial differences between PVSs and CCs in terms of both accessibility (e.g., varied programs of study and course schedules, online application, curriculum comprehensiveness) and accountability (e.g., federal institutional accreditation, surveys of stakeholder groups, unity in program standards). (Contains 2 figures and 5 notes.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Poland