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ERIC Number: ED477194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-24
Pages: 35
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High School Transitions: State of the Art and Views of the Future.
Conley, David T.; Venezia, Andrea
This policy brief contains papers from participants in a symposium that examined the movement of high-school students from school to college or work. The presenters adopted a variety of perspectives to study these transitions so as to aid state policymakers, state education and higher education agency personnel, and postsecondary and secondary administrators and faculty. It outlines and analyzes current efforts, as well as research opportunities and challenges. It focuses on the disconnection between K-12 and postsecondary education systems and how this disconnection undermines student aspirations. Special attention is given to the findings of the Knowledge and Skills for University Success content standards and how these should be used in K-12 education. It also describes the American Diploma Project, a program that fosters efforts to make American high-school diplomas more consistently meaningful across states, resulting in better-prepared college students. Ways to promote successful transitions for secondary/postsecondary students are likewise discussed, along with examples of successful transitions and "blended institutions," those schools that combine secondary and postsecondary learning. Finally, it describes the Pathways to College Network, which promotes the preparation, access, and success of underserved populations who seek a college education. (Contains 21 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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