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ERIC Number: ED514485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
Expanding Pathways: Transforming High School Education in California
Hoachlander, Gary; Stearns, Roman J.; Studier, Carol
ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
The multiple pathways approach holds significant promise for engaging California high school students and improving their ability to achieve their dreams. While hundreds of schools have already adopted the multiple pathways approach, much remains to be done to put more students on the path to success. Pathways must be designed around rigorous curricula that meet California's standards for student achievement. Ten major areas of focus will address needs and provide a policy framework for successfully expanding pathways in California's schools: (1) State Endorsement of Multiple Pathways; (2) Curriculum and Instruction; (3) Work-Based Learning; (4) Student Support Services; (5) Teacher Preparation and Development; (6) Regional Implementation; (7) Scheduling and Instructional Time; (8) Alignment with Postsecondary Education; (9) Strong Leadership; and (10) Assessment, Accountability, and Evaluation. This guide examines the multiple pathways approach and further develops this framework of recommendations--providing a policy agenda to help ensure that schools and districts have the support they need to offer pathways for many more young people in California.
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: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation
Authoring Institution: ConnectEd: The California Center for College and Career
Identifiers - Location: California