ERIC Number: ED408913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
What Works. School/College Partnerships To Improve Poor and Minority Student Achievement.
Stoel, Carol; And Others
This guide provides an overview of the types and dimensions of partnership programs between institutions of higher education and elementary or secondary schools, how they operate, and their importance as a strategy for educational reform. The guide is divided into four parts which cover: (1) background context; (2) strategies used by successful programs; (3) descriptions of partnerships to improve student achievement within various categories of focus; and (4) sources of additional information about collaboration. Descriptions of early identification programs include those at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, George Mason University (Virginia), and Ohio State University. Descriptions of dropout prevention programs include those at Virginia Commonwealth University, Kean College (New Jersey), and Rancho Santiago Community College (California). Program descriptions focusing on curriculum and teaching include Hunter College (New York), University of California at Santa Cruz, and the University of California at Berkeley. Also described are college access programs at Connecticut College, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, Dickinson College (Pennsylvania), Wabash College (New Jersey), and Xavier University (New Orleans). Programs organized as schools on college campuses include Shelby State Community College (Tennessee) and LaGuardia Community College New York). Comprehensive programs are described for Maricopa Community Colleges (Arizona), University of California at Irvine, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (Texas), and Arizona State University. (JLS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Change Strategies, College Bound Students, College Role, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Early Identification, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Leadership, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Public Schools, Research Needs, School Personnel, State Universities, Teacher Education
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC, 20036-1110; phone: 202-293-6440; fax: 202-293-0073 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.