ERIC Number: ED256282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-9
Reference Count: N/A
School-College Articulation: What Can SHEEO Agencies Do?
Issues concerning articulation between high school and college are discussed, along with the role of the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) agency. The situation in Louisiana is used as illustration. One important consideration is communicating clearly the meaning of general education within the baccalaureate degree, based on cooperation between State Boards of Education and higher education institutions. Statewide definitions of baccalaureate education are needed in order to communicate expectations or requirements to secondary schools. Additional issues of school-articulation that SHEEO agencies should address include: the abilities that high school graduates should possess; the range of postsecondary experiences provided to students; assistance available to students after they matriculate; standards for new teachers; and the appropriate authority for setting standards and curricula for high school teachers. In many states the overall responsibility for the governance of secondary schools and colleges is organized separately. Accountability for statewide educational policies is best achieved through the diffusion of power, characterized by different pathways to officeholding, multiple jurisdictions, and overlapping responsibilities. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Agency Role, Articulation (Education), Beginning Teachers, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, General Education, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, National Organizations, Public Policy, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning
State Higher Education Executive Officers, 1860 Lincoln Street, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80295.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.