ERIC Number: EJ813223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Maintaining America's Egalitarian Edge in the 21st Century: Unifying K-12 and Postsecondary Education for the Success of All Students
Hoyle, John R.; Kutka, Timothy M.
Theory Into Practice, v47 n4 p353-362 Oct 2008
Futurists, policy makers, and other stakeholders propose sweeping reforms of the American education system. However, there is little evidence that the current add-on, underfunded system will reverse the failure pattern among children of color and those living in poverty. This article presents a dramatic and feasible proposal to establish a collaborative learning community to improve all levels of education by combining the public schools and higher education. A unified education system would blend ongoing efforts in the PK-16 movement with International Baccalaureate, Advance Placement, and other public school-higher education links into a new seamless system with instruction, curriculum, and technology that would produce independent, productive learners in all racial and ethic groups beginning at age 3 and continuing though graduate education. The article reviews research efforts to build partnerships between public schools and higher education and ends with a futuristic scenario of a successful unified system in 2035.
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Change, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Equal Education, Articulation (Education), Educational History, Literature Reviews, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Minority Groups, Economically Disadvantaged, Postsecondary Education, Educational Policy, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Technology, Educational Improvement, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas