ERIC Number: ED394456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
National Forum on Student Preparation for College and the Workplace. Summary of Presentations and Discussions. (Denver, Colorado, May 25-27, 1995).
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.
This report summarizes presentations and discussions concerning student preparation for college and for the workplace. Three educational reform initiatives were addressed: reforming college preparation standards and admissions practices, establishing school-to-work and workforce readiness, and changing undergraduate curricula and standards. Topics discussed at the meeting included public policy initiatives, interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum development, collaborative efforts to enhance student motivation and workforce preparation, the use of technology to reduce postsecondary remediation and enhance student learning and cross-institutional programs aimed at improving teacher preparation, student transfer, and financial assistance for students. Forty states were represented by K-12 State Board members and administrators, higher education commissioners and regents, legislators, vocational educators and advisors, and representatives from business and educational organizations and foundations interested in reform efforts. The forum offered an opportunity to debate the realities and myths surrounding student preparation for college and work and to share successful models, effective change strategies, and innovative ideas to increase student achievement. A list of speakers and presenters is appended. (NAV)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Individual Development, Needs Assessment, Quality of Working Life, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Work Experience
SHEEO, 707 17th St., Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.