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ERIC Number: ED262843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Pages: 189
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-87117-154-6
The Neglected Majority.
Parnell, Dale
Designed for high school and community college leaders, this book examines a number of issues related to student success, learning continuity, individual differences, and the lack of community college involvement in secondary education; and offers a proposal for increasing high school/community college program cooperation and coordination. After chapter I examines some dilemmas faced by educators in defining excellence, chapter II looks at the effects of technological, educational, and socio-economic tensions on educational excellence. Chapter III highlights such barriers to excellence as unfocused learning, loss of continuity in learning, failure to accommodate individual differences, and unfounded images about learning. Chapter IV offers a model of careers education as a learner-centered bridge between subject-matter disciplines and the competencies required by modern life. In chapter V, the "Opportunity with Excellence" philosophy is proposed as the basis for the community college mission, and a policy statement for the associate degree is presented as developed by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges. After chapter VI underscores the importance of cooperation and coordination between the high school and the community college, offering examples of successful efforts around the nation, chapter VII delineates the assumptions and characteristics of a 2 + 2 Tech-Prep/Associate Degree Program, which blends the liberal and practical arts in a coordinated program that begins during the last 2 years of high school and culminates with an associate degree. Finally, suggestions for cultivating excellence are presented. (LAL)
Community College Press, American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.