From vocational schools to community colleges : an investigation of this restructuring process in a Newfoundland setting

Kelly, Geoffrey W. (1987) From vocational schools to community colleges : an investigation of this restructuring process in a Newfoundland setting. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the issues which, according to vocational school principals, are not being adequately addressed by the Department of Career and Advanced Studies in its implementation of a community college system in Newfoundland and Labrador. The community college system will be officially introduced in the province in September, 1987. -- Questionnaires were distributed to the 17 vocational school principals who are directly affected by the restructuring process. The data gathered involved the opinions of principals in the areas of the restructuring process, program development, communication with government, budgets and facilities. -- From the data it was determined that all administrators agreed that the restructuring of the vocational schools into a community college system was necessary. They did not favour, however, the quality of service being provided by Career Development and Advanced Studies. All had reservations concerning the process and offered recommendations in each area investigated. -- The study has determined that the present approach utilized by government is not adequate. It would appear that the Department of Career Development and Advanced Studies needs to reassess its position regarding the restructuring process, program development, communication with schools, budgets and facilities. The restructuring of the schools was necessary, but the process utilized needs to be reconsidered.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4297
Item ID: 4297
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 78-83.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1987
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Community colleges--Newfoundland and Labrador; Vocational education--Newfoundland and Labrador; Higher education and state--Newfoundland and Labrador

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