ERIC Number: ED316630
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Colleges, Universities and the Urban School District: A Collaboration Dilemma!
Anglin, Leo W.; Mooradian, Paul W.
This article reports the findings of a descriptive study of collaborative activities undertaken by postsecondary institutions in Cleveland (Ohio) with Cleveland Public Schools. The nature of collaborative activities is described and recommendations for multi-interinstitutional cooperation leading to a common educational agenda are discussed. An analysis of the survey revealed several major trends that seem to characterize school-college partnerships in greater Cleveland. These trends indicate that: (1) the majority of student development, academic precollegiate, and career programs were concentrated at the upper-secondary level; (2) many of the program opportunities targeted the academically accomplished, college-bound student; (3) large populations of at-risk students were underserved or entirely neglected by school-college partnerships; and (4) virtually no program coordination between elementary, junior, and senior high schools was identified. The following recommendations are offered as possible strategies for action: (1) future collaborative programming should be expanded to reach a broader segment of the student population; (2) strategies should be developed that will achieve a better balance of program representation across the curriculum and across grade levels; and (3) schools and colleges should work together to develop the necessary linkages between elementary, middle, secondary, and postsecondary institutions. One figure is included, along with a list of 12 references. (JS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cleveland)