ERIC Number: ED500980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 27
The Community College's Role in P-16 Education Reform. In Brief
Office of Community College Research and Leadership
For at least 20 years, America has been engaged in the process of school reform, the most recent of which is the P-16 education reform movement. However, the phenomenon of two- and four-year colleges working closely with schools is clearly not new. A divide has developed between the educational levels, resulting in a lack of collaboration among educational sectors, along with frequent competition for scarce resources. However, efforts to bridge the educational divide are beginning to occur through P-16 education initiatives, with community colleges playing an increasingly important role. While community colleges have an integral role to play in P-16 education reform, their involvement has not been recognized in the literature as much as that of other higher education sectors. This brief presents examples of the ways that community colleges are involved with K-12 schools and four-year universities in P-16 education activities.
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, College Role, Educational Change, Institutional Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Job Skills, Labor Market
Office of Community College Research and Leadership. 51 Gerty Drive Room 129, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 217-244-9390; Fax: 217-244-0851; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://occrl.ed.uiuc.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Office of Community College Research and Leadership.