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ERIC Number: ED509844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Guide to Building a Broad-Based Coalition: Supporting the Development and Sustainability of a System of Pathways
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
As communities across California commit to developing systems of high school pathways that will engage students in school and prepare them to succeed in postsecondary opportunities and contribute to a vital regional economy, many are realizing the importance of providing "broad-based support" for this work. Students need a choice of pathways focused on various industry themes--which requires districts to offer systems of pathways. This is challenging work and takes many years of dedicated attention by a host of partners. Whether planned and implemented quickly or gradually, the time it takes to develop a system of pathways sometimes extends beyond the tenure of a superintendent or the election cycle of school board members. Thus, it is critical that key stakeholders form a Broad-Based Coalition to maintain the vision, dedicate resources to realize that vision, and share the accountability for results. After all, building a system of pathways relies on the expertise, influence, staff support, and contributions of a full range of partners. This "Guide" is intended to help communities conceptualize and form a Broad-Based Coalition that will mature over time and ultimately assume primary responsibility for sustaining a system of high quality pathways. Of course, each community will approach this work differently and adapt features of the Broad-Based Coalition to meet its unique values, interests, and needs. (Contains 1 footnote.)
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career. 2150 Shattuck Avenue Suite 1200, Berkeley, CA 94704. Tel: 510-849-4945; Fax: 510-841-1076; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Identifiers - Location: California