ERIC Number: ED240941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Transition from Secondary to Postsecondary Education: A Few Exemplary Programs.
AAHE Bulletin, v36 n4 p7-10 Dec 1983
Issues concerning school/college programs and the transition to postsecondary education are discussed, based on program information provided to the National Commission on Excellence in Education. A major concern was the use of time allocated for learning between ninth grade and the attainment of a postsecondary credential. The college/school programs involved time-condensed credentials, expansion of content within allocated time, college credits in high school, and similar approaches directed at the college-bound student. Another focal area was the raising of expectations through outreach and recruitment efforts. This involved a variety of prematriculation strategies designed to motivate and prepare disadvantaged, underprepared, and/or poorly counseled students for postsecondary education, to track them into demanding academic programs, and to recruit them into college. The final focal area was the development and exchange of academic personnel. These programs seek both to eliminate redundancies in the secondary and postsecondary curriculum and to enrich the content of the secondary school curriculum by using college faculty in secondary schools or through cooperative faculty development projects in specific academic disciplines. Seventeen brief descriptions of college programs are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College Curriculum, College Preparation, College Programs, College School Cooperation, High Risk Students, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.