A STUDY OF ARTICULATION IN THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE UPPER CUMBERLAND DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE

MELVA RUTH NEAL MCCOY, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to delineate any coordination problems in the vocational programs in the Upper Cumberland District and to assess how educators felt about working more closely together to facilitate linkages between the junior/senior high schools and secondary/post-secondary schools. An additional aim was to determine how respondents perceived the current status of vocational education articulation and to identify respondents' opinions regarding proposed articulation procedures.^ To determine the opinions of the vocational educators regarding articulation procedures, the Student Mobility in Vocational Education Questionnaire was developed and administered to 236 junior high, senior high, and post-secondary respondents. Major issues the survey attempted to address were: (1) Priorities regarding proposed articulation activities; (2) Opinions regarding proposed articulation activities; (3) What kinds of articulation activities should take place in the future in the Upper Cumberland District.^ Generally, the junior high, secondary, and post-secondary respondents were in agreement on what methods would be most effective and should be initiated to improve K-14 articulation in the Upper Cumberland District. In addition, all respondent groups indicated that articulation activities were currently limited, and efforts were needed to bring about more cooperation and sequenced programming/instruction among the levels of the educational process.^ Recommendations were developed based on the results of the survey and a search of the literature. ^

Subject Area

Education, Vocational

Recommended Citation

MELVA RUTH NEAL MCCOY, "A STUDY OF ARTICULATION IN THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE UPPER CUMBERLAND DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE" (1987). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI8802635.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI8802635

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