ERIC Number: ED448521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-10
A Forum To Expand Advanced Placement Opportunities: Increasing Access and Improving Preparation in High Schools. Transcript of Proceedings (Washington, D.C., February 10, 2000).
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This transcript reproduces a Department of Education\College Board-sponsored discussion on ways to expand advanced-placement (AP) opportunities in high schools. The document contains the comments of panelists and presenters who described promising practices and strategies for preparing students for success, preparing teachers to lead instruction, and preparing schools to initiate and sustain rigorous learning programs. The text reproduces a video on the role that AP courses can play in students' lives and features presentations by Lee Jones, Executive Director for the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board; Lorraine Munroe, Executive Director of the School Leadership Academy at the Center for Educational Innovation in New York; and two graduates of AP programs. The document focuses on the importance of preparing children early for AP programs, as early as pre-K, and how educators get what they assume from children. It looks at the successes that come when expectations are set high and when well-trained teachers are put in place to teach children. The document also relates the personal stories of students who took advantage of AP courses and were able to parlay these courses into advanced college credit and successful careers. The transcript includes an index. (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Transcript was produced from a tape recording. For other transcripts of the proceedings, see EA 030 792-796.