ERIC Number: ED468795
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Gathering Momentum: Building the Learning Connection between Schools and Colleges. Proceedings of the Learning Connection Conference (Kansas City, Missouri, June 27-28, 2001). Perspectives in Public Policy: Connecting Higher Education and the Public Schools.
Many states have already begun the task of creating a more "seamless" education system that stretches from kindergarten through the undergraduate years (K-16). Support for this integration of the education system is growing, although the obstacles are recognized as formidable. A conference was held to discuss ways of bring such a seamless system into being. Conference participants deliberated about five key issues previously identified as relevant to the pursuit of the seamless system, and each of the five roundtables was stimulated by background papers prepared for the conference. The five papers, presented in an appendix, are: (1) "Equity: Why Is K-16 Collaboration Essential to Educational Equity?" (Kati Haycock); (2) "Governance: Governance and the Connection between Community, Higher Education, and Schools" (Ira Harkavy); (3) "Standards: Bridging the Great Divide between Secondary Schools and Postsecondary Education" (Michael Kirst and Andrea Venezia); (4) "Teachers: Improving Teacher Preparation: Research, Practice and Policy Implications" (Arturo Pacheco); and (5) "Community: Inter-Level Educational Collaboration for Civic Capacity Building: The Role of Local Education Funds" (Wendy D. Puriefoy). (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Governance, Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Standards
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Hechinger Inst. on Education and the Media.; National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.; Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.