ERIC Number: ED308277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
School-College Alliances: Benefits for Low-Income Minorities. ERIC/CUE Digest No. 53.
Ascher, Carol; Schwartz, Wendy
Despite the proliferation in the last decade of school-college collaboratives designed to help disadvantaged students, a number of unsolved problems about their operation have limited their effectiveness. Schools and colleges collaborate to solve mutual problems in the areas of student development, school improvement, and college improvement. Some of the most common collaborative activities include the following: (1) college-level study in high school; (2) academic counseling; (3) tutoring, mentoring, and skills building; (4) campus tours and contact with college students; (5) summer remedial or college programs; (6) parent involvement programs; (7) teacher development; and (8) curriculum improvement. Current collaboratives stress collegiality and equality in the relationships between the participating schools and colleges. Issues to be considered in the collaboration process include the following: (1) leadership; (2) hands-on participation by partners; (3) funding; and (4) respect for the natural stages of development. Networks of collaboratives can share lessons, give mutual support, and develop models. Among other considerations, the general perception is that school personnel, rather than the disadvantaged students who were the intended beneficiaries, benefit most from collaboration. A list of six references is appended. (FMW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College Role, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Literature Reviews, Minority Group Children, Program Design, School Role
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, Teachers College, Box 40, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.