ERIC Number: ED449755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Education's Policy Role in Colorado's Implementation of School-to-Career.
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
Community colleges and baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institutions are active in school-to-career efforts in Colorado in a variety of ways. This document describes some School-to-Career initiatives at Colorado colleges, grouped according to three major educational objectives. The first is to infuse School-to-Career competencies and skills into the curricula at postsecondary institutions. Curriculum development efforts of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver, as well as programs implemented by two colleges under a grant from the Education Commission of the States are described. The second objective is to ease the transition to, through, and from postsecondary education. Some of the programs that foster this objective are a pilot study on competency based admission, the availability of college courses for high school students, transfer policies, local partnership committees, and a study of performance indicators for use in funding systems. The third goal is to encourage modifications in teacher education programs to include School-to-Career content and pedagogy. Two examples are given of work in this area. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado