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ERIC Number: EJ1068475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Gaps between Secondary Schools and Higher Education as Perceived by South Texas Secondary English Teachers
Wang, Jinhao; Tello, Maria; De la Vina, Laura; Slate, John R.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v4 n1 Jan-Mar 2009
Investigated in the current study were gaps between secondary schools and higher education in English curriculum and in general areas, as perceived by South Texas secondary school English teachers. Qualitative analysis yielded seven themes concerning the gaps and six themes concerning suggested initiatives and services. Findings from the study confirmed previous studies in which researchers have advocated for more collaboration and curriculum alignment between the two levels of institutions. In addition, practical issues and challenges facing secondary school teachers such as teaching to the test, students' motivation issues, time constraints, and funding issues were raised. By incorporating concerns raised by secondary school teachers, educational leaders can make informed decisions about how to improve high school graduates' college readiness.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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