ERIC Number: ED219117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Improving Curriculum By Working with High Schools. CSCC Bulletin, Issue 3.
Dallas, Susan, Ed.
More and more programs are being developed to strengthen the academic preparation of incoming community college students, reduce overlap between college and high school curricula, and facilitate the transition between secondary and postsecondary education. This paper highlights various programs devoted to these goals. First, efforts to strengthen the academic skills of high school students are considered, including faculty-teacher interaction, cooperative programs to improve high school instruction, and the sharing of counselors, tutors, and facilities. Second, problems of articulation between high school and community college program content are reviewed, and two model articulation programs in vocational education are described. Third, efforts to attract gifted students to the community college are explored, including a program that permits high school seniors to earn college credit while still in high school. Finally, the articulation and cooperative activities of the Los Angeles Community College District, the City Colleges of Chicago, the Dallas County Community College District, Miami-Dade Community College, and the St. Louis Community College District are briefly described. Highlighted are college courses offered in high schools, various services and programs to strengthen the bond with local high schools, programs that grant college credit for vocational skills mastery at the high school, programs for high school students with special talents in the arts, and cooperation in music and the arts. (KL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.