ERIC Number: ED408912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Black Students, Change Strategies, College Bound Students, College Role, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Failure, Higher Education, Leadership, Personnel Policy, Professional Development, Public Schools, School Personnel, Student School Relationship, Teacher Education, Urban Education
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
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).