ERIC Number: ED369356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education and the Schools: A Call to Action and Strategy for Change.
Haycock, Kati; Brown, Nevin
This paper proposes community-based "K-16" Councils as part of a movement to establish a new type of relationship between elementary and secondary schools and higher education. A preface describes the meeting that originated these ideas. A brief section follows describing the historical relationship of higher and secondary education and the two college-school partnership movements which failed to deeply involve higher education or to bring systematic change. Leaders from both systems are urged to join in a new effort based on systemic reforms, significant higher education reform (including teacher training, student admissions, and service delivery to schools), and mutual cooperation. At the local level, proposed K-16 Councils would analyze student achievement patterns through college, develop comprehensive systems change plans to improve student outcomes, and report annually to the public on student achievement patterns, effort to improve them and what parents and others can do to help. At the national level a national K-16 Council could promote establishment of local councils, provide a forum for dialogue and a home for research or projects of mutual interest, speak out on policy issues, and provide leadership. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.