ERIC Number: ED573302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Reference Count: 31
Changes in K-12 Education: Implications for the BC Post-Secondary System
McQuarrie, Fiona A. E.
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
It is generally assumed by educators that the K-12 curriculum--the curriculum used in primary, elementary, and secondary education--will affect students' post-secondary educational experiences and their ability to enter the workforce. This report takes a multi-faceted approach to addressing the impact of changes in the K-12 curriculum on students' post-secondary experiences. The report reviews the following: (1) the general findings of the literature examining influences on students' K-12 outcomes and subsequent post-secondary experiences; (2) several types of K-12 reforms to illustrate the potential scope and processes associated with such changes; and (3) specific examples of curriculum change and whether there is research on their effects on post-secondary education. The report also examines the practical and operational implications of K-12 curriculum and program change for post-secondary institutions. The literature reviewed for this report indicates that changes in K-12 education structures and process are only one of many factors affecting students' experiences in secondary education; thus, such changes cannot clearly be linked to students' subsequent experiences in post-secondary education. However, because changes in K-12 education can affect many aspects of post-secondary education, it is clear that such changes need to be designed to achieve specific outcomes, and need post-secondary participation in the planning and implementation process.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Outcomes of Education, Literature Reviews, Curriculum Development, Student Experience, Educational Planning, Program Implementation, College Readiness, High School Students, Graduation Requirements
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. 709-555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6, Canada. Tel: 604-412-7700; Fax: 604-683-0576; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.bccat.ca
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada