ERIC Number: ED261565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Challenges: University and High School Partnerships.
California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
Five partnership programs between California State University (CSU) campuses and high schools are described. The programs seek to improve high school students' preparation for college, with emphasis on articulation between the content of high school courses and the level of student performance expected in introductory university courses in the disciplines. Participating campuses are located at San Francisco, San Bernardino, Northridge, Los Angeles, and San Diego. All of the high schools are located in predominately urban areas with high concentrations of ethnic minority students. One project, called the "learning bridge program," offers a model for addressing the gaps in high school-college relations in academic, administrative, and personal areas. Another project trains 23 high school mathematics instructors to explore new curricula in math, including materials from music, art, philosophy, and computer science. A writing project focuses on the English Placement Test, while a science project provides support for minority students and for science teachers. Finally, magnet programs seek to accelerate college preparatory learning. Evaluations of each type of project are included, along with conclusions concerning issues such as equality, access, and continuity. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Bound Students, College Faculty, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Testing, English, High Schools, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Multicampus Colleges, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, State Universities, Student Placement, Urban Areas
California State Univ., Academic Program Improvement, Office of the Chancellor, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802-4275 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: California