ERIC Number: ED361036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership Program, Essex County College.
Berry, David A.
The Partnership Program at Essex County College (ECC), in Newark, New Jersey, was a 3-year, intensive, college-high school faculty development project designed to coordinate curriculum and learning strategies in area feeder high schools with content and instructional methods used in introductory college courses. Weekly workshops were conducted over a 9-month period for high school and college faculty, focusing on training the participants to use new strategies in writing, reading, listening, speaking, thinking, and computer literacy instruction. Each of the 41 faculty members who participated in the project produced a student learning guide to be used in a targeted course. The guides were designed to help students master course content and instructional methods in these courses and to reinforce learning strategies across the curriculum. Interviews with 15 high school students and questionnaires administered to college and high school students in 13 classes in which the learning guides were used revealed that students particularly appreciated knowing teachers' expectations. Results of interviews with high school teachers conducted in fall 1989 also revealed support for the project and the guides. However, time constraints and lack of administrator support were mentioned as obstacles to implementing the learning guide approach more broadly. Attachments outline components of a learning guide and features of a course designed around learning guides. (AC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, High Schools, Participant Satisfaction, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Essex County Coll., Newark, NJ.