ERIC Number: ED356714
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching for College. Volume 2: Case Studies of College-School Partnerships.
Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Case studies of six successful college-school collaborations designed to prepare high school students for college are presented. The programs studied were: (1) "Early Identification Program" at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia; (2) "College Now" at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York; (3) "Biomedical Sciences Preparation Program" at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; (4) "Early Outreach Program" at the University of Illinois at Chicago; (5) "Step-to-College" and "Mission-to-College" at San Francisco State University in California; and (6) "Student/Teacher Educational Partnership" at the University of California-Irvine. The case studies revealed that key factors in the formative years of the programs were leadership and institutional support, a foundation of collegiality and trust, the flexibility to change and improve, and maintaining an information base. Factors that helped the programs to mature were a stable resource base, attention to details that strengthen relationships, continuing to go extra miles, and belief in the student. Directors also pointed to clear spillover effects in the schools affected by these programs including a general rise in standards. Each case study provides names and contact information for further communication. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Policy and Planning (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.