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ERIC Number: EJ855547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
What K-12 Leaders Can Learn from Accreditation
Stader, David L.; Munoz, Ava J.; Rowett, Charles
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v33 n8 p650-657 2009
Community college Quality Enhancement Plans (QEPs) typically focus on improving student outcomes. QEPs are in many ways analogous to the campus improvement plans (CIPs) that have become standard practice for virtually all K-12 schools. K-12 campus and district leaders often seek school improvement ideas from other K-12 districts. However, much can be learned from community college QEP efforts to improve student outcomes. This article presents four award winning plans that illustrate this point. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College provides a communication template for school improvement planning that involves stakeholders in the selection and development of improvement plans. West Kentucky Community and Technical College illustrates the challenges of introducing a new intervention and presents several strategies for overcoming resistance. Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute presents writing across the curriculum as a way to improve the college readiness of students. Finally, Motlow State Community College presents a rationale and strategy to promote the internationalization of the curriculum. The authors briefly summarize these four awarding winning strategies and illustrate the connection to K-12 school improvement planning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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