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ERIC Number: ED306983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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High School/College Collaboration that Promotes High School Success.
Conklin, David
Over the past few years, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in Trenton, New Jersey, has developed several programs and activities to promote a closer relationship between the college and local junior high and high schools. The programs are built on the premise that well-prepared students are more likely to persist through high school and succeed in college. Some of MCCC's efforts have focused on improving communication between college and school personnel, including: (1) the creation of opportunities for local public school administrators to meet and hear experts in the field of education; (2) dinners for high school and college math, science, and English teachers held on the college campus; (3) in-service training to improve the way in which elementary science instructors teach science and increase their confidence in conducting in-class demonstrations of basic scientific principles; (4) the Distinguished Lecture Series to which high school students and their teachers are invited; (5) the Visiting Lecture Program, which involves MCCC faculty in making presentations to junior and senior high school classes; and (6) one-to-one working relationships between faculty in MCCC's Humanities Division and their counterparts at a local high school. Other activities have been undertaken to promote the academic achievement of junior and senior high school students. These include Career Days, during which practicing professionals talk to students about their fields; the distribution to junior high schools of a brochure on selecting the right high school courses to prepare for college; the publication of "Aspirations," a collection of writings by high school students; cooperative planning so that MCCC's theatrical productions can be used as an instructional resource in high school English classes; the operation of a Performing Arts High School on MCCC's campus; and an annual Teen Arts festival of workshops and competitions. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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