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ERIC Number: EJ920666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Early College High Schools: Lessons Learned in the College Science Classroom
Alaie, Adrienne
Urban Education, v46 n3 p426-439 May 2011
The Gates Foundation has given more than US$100 million to establish approximately 160 early college high schools (ECHSs) across the nation. The ECHS goal, to send traditionally low-performing students to college early and graduate them with 2 years of college credit, has been widely recognized for its constructive potential. However, not all EHCS students who participate have constructive experiences, and failing experiences have the potential to be educationally counterproductive by impairing future academic performance. Thus, it is important to examine instances of unsuccessful early college experiences, probing for lessons learned. This report documents one such unsuccessful experience of ECHS students in a large introductory biology course. (Contains 13 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A