ERIC Number: EJ888591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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P-16 Education: Where Are We Going? Where Have We Been?
Chamberlin, Molly; Plucker, Jonathan
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n2 p25-33 Oct 2008
Over the past decade, a wave of education reform has swept the nation. Yet the general public remains largely unaware of it, even though the reforms are arguably among the most successful public policy initiatives of the past quarter century. One reform that has the potential to leave its mark for many years is the P-16 initiative. This article describes the P-16 initiative, its activities, and its effectiveness in preparing students for college and workforce entry. P-16 systems are intended primarily to smooth transitions between the different levels of education and into the workforce. This usually involves enhancing preparation for college through a rigorous high school curriculum, aligning high school graduation requirements with postsecondary admissions requirements, and strengthening teacher preparation programs and professional development so that every classroom has a highly qualified teacher.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Transitional Programs, College Preparation, Developmental Studies Programs, Alignment (Education), Program Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Change Strategies, College School Cooperation, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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