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ERIC Number: ED408912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Improving Student Achievement through Partnerships.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
These three papers address educational improvement through partnerships between institutions of higher education and elementary/secondary schools. In the first paper, "Partnerships for America's Children," Kati Perry Haycock challenges educators in elementary/secondary schools and in higher education to use partnerships to create a continuum for systematizing teaching and learning excellence, K-16. The second paper, "Overcoming Barriers to Change", by Phyllis Hart, describes an intervention program, College Core, in an urban Los Angeles high school. This support program involving students, teachers, parents, and the community has boosted the high school's college-going rate from 15 percent to 65 percent. The third paper, "School Success for Black Students" (Jacqueline Irvine) discusses the issue of school failure of African American students and the role of failed cultural synchronization between students who fail and their schools. Examples are offered of how this cultural discontinuity in formal and informal communications can cause friction and misinterpretation and lead to lower student achievement. (Contains 23 references.) (JLS)
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036-1110; phone: 202-293-6440; fax: 202-293-0073 ($12).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the National Conferences on School/College Collaboration (1st, Chicago, IL, June 17-20, 1990 and 2nd, Atlanta, GA, June 23-26, 1991).