ERIC Number: ED246133
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Cooperative College Preparatory Program: A Comprehensive Model for School Change. An Interim Report.
A dual purpose is served in this paper: The creation, organization, and preliminary success of a university/school collaboration are discussed, and the program is simultaneously posed as a model for adoption by other districts and their neighboring universities and colleges. The paper's introduction details the Oakland School District's problems in preparing minority (mostly black) students for college math courses; these problems led the Oakland School District to seek the assistance of the University of California, Berkeley, in 1980. Next, the program's research objectives and basic goals are stated: how it aims to affect the Oakland minority college-bound student, who is to be involved in the program's implementation and maintenance, and how long assistance will last before the schools attain autonomous, regular operation. The basic, three-part structure of the program is described and its goals for school autonomy are further elaborated. Past, present, and projected effectiveness and development is documented by charts, tables, and descriptive analysis showing preliminary and projected student enrollment, school involvement, and signs of acceptance and instutionalization. Concluding the paper is a rationalization of program costs, a funding history/cost summary table, and an appendix in which are collected brief, positive responses to the program from administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.; Oakland Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Oakland)