ERIC Number: ED555136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
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Policy and Practice: An Analysis of 2001 Florida Senate Bill 1162
Hrabak, Michael R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida Atlantic University.
This study examined the initially intended outcomes of the 2001 Florida Senate Bill 1162, a Florida law that established an educational policy granting community colleges the ability to confer baccalaureate degrees in teacher education programs. The intended outcomes included teachers filling growing vacancies statewide. This study found that 69% of Florida College System graduates from 2004-20I0 found employment in Florida as teachers, and in fact, the overall percentage outpaced that of students graduating from a Florida State University System institution. This study also uncovered positive relationships between employment and individual student characteristics such as a graduates' age, major, and year they graduated, impacting their likelihood for employment. Overall, this study determined that the 2001 Florida Senate Bill 1162 is succeeding in fulfilling its intended outcome of producing community college baccalaureate degree holders that do indeed find employment in Florida as teachers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
Descriptors: State Policy, State Regulation, Educational Policy, Community Colleges, Teacher Education Programs, Bachelors Degrees, Employment Potential, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics, Age Differences, Majors (Students), Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Alternative Teacher Certification, Outcomes of Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida