ERIC Number: EJ775991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 9
Stepping outside the Big Box High School: A Partnership Influenced by Goals, Capital, and Decision Making
Watson, Jesse S.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n139 p49-56 Fall 2007
This article examines a partnership that developed among a superintendent, a community college administrator, and a four-year college administrator to deliver secondary and postsecondary education to a Midwestern high school district and its neighboring communities. This partnership helped transform the process of transition from high school to postsecondary education from one that was segmented and hierarchical to one that is collaborative. Specifically, the partnership helped create a unique high school that rethinks what high school should look like. Within this case study, the author highlights the work of three key individuals, paying particular attention to how they use various forms of capital to promote the partnership.
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Community Colleges, Partnerships in Education, Administrators, Superintendents, High Schools, College School Cooperation, School Districts, Educational Objectives, Case Studies, Human Capital, Decision Making
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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