ERIC Number: ED259650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Public School/Post-Secondary School Cooperation in Response to "A Nation at Risk."
Carpenter, Robert L.
Perspectives of public school and postsecondary administrators concerning college-school cooperation were surveyed, as were their responses to the recommendations of the 1983 National Commission on Excellence in Education's report, "A Nation at Risk, The Imperative for Educational Reform." Four school district superintendents, 26 elementary/secondary school principals, and 5 university administrators were interviewed. Principals' responses included: 67 percent planned to initiate or expand their computer science instructional program, 57 percent did not plan to change standards and expectations or instructional time/schedules, and 80 percent had no plans to obtain community support to meet the Commission's recommendations. Four areas to promote cooperation between public schools and colleges were mentioned by principals: preservice or inservice teacher training, college entrance requirements, and teaching assistance in content areas. Interviews with the five college or university administrators suggested that one obstacle to cooperation with public schools was a reward system that favored scholarship more than service. Most inservice training and collaboration involved one or two schools or school districts, especially those close to a university. Responses of the superintendents are also summarized. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, New York. Southern Tier Chapter.