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ERIC Number: ED573302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
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.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada