ERIC Number: ED273224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Improving Student Preparation: Higher Education and the Schools Working Together.
Cornett, Lynn M.
Results of a survey of college-school activities related to student preparation for college are discussed, based on responses of more than 300 two-year and four-year institutions. General trends are reported, and brief descriptions of college programs are provided. Most of the programs are for talented students. Programs that are less common aim at students who are underprepared or not highly motivated to attend college. These programs are usually intended to help minority students. Requirements that public colleges report students' performance to high schools from which they graduated exist in some states, and some colleges send such information to schools on a regular basis. Other programs that are designed to increase student preparation and motivation for college focus on: career counseling and orientation to college life, and college-school programs both within and outside of schools. Programs for gifted and talented students include early admission, joint enrollment, summer enrollment, Saturday programs, summer camps, competitions, and research and internship positions. College-school action aimed at curriculum and teaching are often individual faculty efforts, rather than institutional initiatives. (SW)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Articulation (Education), Career Counseling, College Bound Students, College Instruction, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Dual Enrollment, Early Admission, High Risk Students, High School Students, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, School Orientation, School Surveys, Student Motivation, Student Records, Summer Programs, Talent
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N. W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.