ERIC Number: ED237011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-7
Reference Count: 0
Collaborative Actions to Aid Students' Transition from High School to College. Testimony to the National Commission on Excellence in Education. (Public Hearing, Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 1982).
Cox, Alice C.
The importance of cooperation between colleges and schools to insure that students have adequate preparation for college-level work is considered by the assistant vice-president of the University of California System. It is claimed that higher college admission standards would screen out underprepared students but would not solve the problem of underprepared high school graduates. Examples of college-school collaboration to improve the quality of education at the national level and within California are described. The College Board's Project Equality has brought together representatives of colleges and schools to define a basic academic curriculum and the expected learning outcomes in basic subject areas. Collaboration is also evident in the provision that about 500 high school students are allowed to enroll concurrently in college courses at the University of California. In addition, the Bay Area Writing Project at 17 California campuses provides a summer writing institute for high school teachers from various disciplines. Since the writing project has been perceived as a good model for improvement of students' writing, joint mathematics inservice efforts are also being initiated. Additional collaborative programs in California and other states are described. It is recommended that remedial courses need to be shifted back to high schools. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Educationally Disadvantaged, Hearings, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Models, Remedial Instruction, Secondary Education, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; Excellence; National Commission on Excellence in Education
Note: For related documents, see ED 227 094, HE 016 788-808, HE 016 814, and HE 016 887.