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ERIC Number: EJ848208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1934-6875
College Choice in Context: Toward a K-16 Education Policy Approach to College for All
Pitre, Paul E.
Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, v4 n1 p15-25 Spr 2004
The changing demographic and economic structures in the United States dictate that policy makers at the federal, state, and organizational levels of education pay closer attention to college recruitment and enrollment trends. These trends point to the need for an aggressive approach to moving the educational system into the 21st century by building stronger connections between K-12 systems and colleges. The college choice literature provides a means for gaining a better understanding of how students experience the transition from high school to college. The purpose of this paper is to show that research on college choice can be leveraged to develop a concentrated focus on P-16 education policy which brings schools and colleges in closer alliance with the primary focus of creating future benefits for students. By adopting a college for all policy approach, schools and colleges can begin to work together to meet the college access needs of all students while preparing these students to meet the demands of and be successful in the 21st century economy. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States