ERIC Number: EJ758216
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 24
Secondary to Postsecondary Technical Education Transitions: An Exploratory Study of Dual Enrollment in Georgia
Harnish, Dorothy; Lynch, Richard L.
Career and Technical Education Research, v30 n3 p169-188 2005
An exploratory study of credit-based transition programs was conducted to better understand the processes, outcomes, facilitators, and barriers to high school student access to and continuation in postsecondary education. This qualitative case study research examined characteristics and operations of dual enrollment programs and their link to key transition outcomes to address the question: Do credit-based-transition programs, specifically dual enrollment, facilitate college access and success for students who participate in them? Research questions focused on organization, participation, and outcomes of dual enrollment in the state of Georgia. Findings from site visits to technical colleges and high schools address emerging issues in organization, staffing, credit policies, funding, collaboration, student characteristics and motivation, programs of study, barriers to student access, benefits to student, follow-up, and program outcomes. This research is the first phase of a longitudinal, comprehensive multi-method study of dual enrolled students in Georgia and factors related to their transition into postsecondary education and work.
Descriptors: Technical Education, Student Characteristics, Technical Institutes, Postsecondary Education, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, Access to Education, Case Studies, College Credits, Educational Finance, Educational Benefits, Student Motivation, Higher Education
Association for Career and Technical Education Research. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Human Resource Education, 1310 South Sixth Street, 351 Education Building, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-333-0807; Fax: 217-244-5632; Web site: http://www.agri.wsu.edu/acter/journal.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia