ERIC Number: ED326290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Forging Links for the Future: Secondary, Post-Secondary, and Business/Industry Communication, Cooperation, and Coordination. Northwest Regional Articulation Conference (Farmington, New Mexico, November 8-10, 1990).
San Juan Coll., Farmington, NM.; Farmington Municipal Schools District 5, NM.
This report is a summary of presentations and recommendations made by representatives of area public school districts, postsecondary institutions, and businesses who met at San Juan College to engage in an extended discussion about the articulation of mathematics and language arts instruction at secondary and postsecondary institutions in northwestern New Mexico. Each school was represented by a team consisting of a counselor or administrator, an English teacher, and a mathematics teacher. The 3-day conference resulted in a series of recommendations and action plans. Math teachers recommended the following: a statewide articulation conference to revise state-mandated math competencies; testing for math skills competencies in the eighth grade; an increase in area schools' access to computer information network systems; and cataloging and making available math teaching resources at a central location. English teachers recommended the following: establishing an ongoing dialogue among educators, grades K through 14, in English and language arts; identifying outside resources and encouraging grant-writing workshops for English teachers; and using portfolios to assess the language arts competencies of students. Administrators and counselors recommended an increase in dialogue between business and education and the use of a mentoring system to help "at-risk" students. Descriptions of and reports from the conference workshops, lists of proposed actions to be undertaken at each educational level by conference participants, the conference program, and a list of participants are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Educational Planning, English Curriculum, High Schools, Language Arts, Mathematics Curriculum, Program Proposals, Resource Allocation, School Business Relationship, Statewide Planning, Student Development, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Mexico Commission on Higher Education.; New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: San Juan Coll., Farmington, NM.; Farmington Municipal Schools District 5, NM.
Identifiers: Farmington Municipal Schools NM; New Mexico; San Juan College NM
Note: Conference made possible by a grant from U.S. West.