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ERIC Number: EJ815422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Dual Enrollment in Georgia's High Schools and Technical Colleges
Lynch, Richard; Hill, Frieda
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v83 n7 p28-31 Oct 2008
Georgia conducted a multiphase, mixed methods study over three years (2003-2006) to determine whether credit-based transition programs facilitate college access and success for students who participate in them. The study, conducted in collaboration with, and funding from, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and with cooperation from the Georgia Department of Education and the University System of Georgia (USG), focused specifically on dual enrollment of high school students in technical colleges and their subsequent transition into a public college or university; policies and processes used in administering the program; benefits and challenges; and how dual enrollment affects the students, high schools and colleges that participate. Among the findings is a marked increase in the number of participants in the state's dual enrollment programs; increased access to colleges for more students, especially for those who were historically underrepresented; nearly all dual enrolled students experienced postsecondary academic success in the technical college courses; and large numbers of participants earned postsecondary credentials. Many interviewees and survey respondents in this study commented on the changes in students' attitude toward school; increased confidence in their ability to handle college-level work; and enhanced career planning and decision making as a result of participation in dual enrollment courses.
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-826-9972; Tel: 703-683-3111; Fax: 703-683-7424; Web site: http://www.acteonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia