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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Sun Yat-sen University's East-meets-West curriculum is distinctive, but its embrace of liberal education--education across disciplines, meant to provoke broad thinking--is far from unusual. At a time when China and its East Asian neighbors are trouncing U.S. students on international exams, educators in these countries are nonetheless adopting,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Curriculum, Liberal Arts, General Education
Kirst, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Most of the nation's eighth graders aspire to college. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them will not realize their ambition to complete their higher education and gain some advantage in the job market. In this article, the author contends that the connections between high schools and higher-education institutions are still not what they should…
Descriptors: High Schools, Labor Market, Grade 8, Accountability
Oxtoby, David W. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
In most schools, the rush toward Advanced Placement (AP) courses goes on unabated. In 2006 the number of students taking AP exams increased almost 10 percent over the preceding year, according to the College Board. This is largely because of the growing intensity of the admissions game and the urge on the part of college applicants to seek out…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Educational Trends, Secondary School Curriculum, College Preparation
Hebel, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
In a new approach to college readiness, San Diego State University now accepts all students from a large local school system as long as they complete a rigorous curriculum. Under a partnership formed eight years ago, the university has guaranteed a spot in its freshman class to all Sweetwater Union High School District students who complete…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Universities, School Districts, College School Cooperation
Newman, Katherine S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The author of this article, a sociologist who has studied the social roots of school shootings, describes what scholars of adolescent violence have learned from research about the causes of rampage shootings. Among her observations: (1) rampage school shootings are never spontaneous; (2) school shooters broadcast their intentions; (3) school…
Descriptors: Schools, Violence, Adolescents, Crime Prevention
Marcy, Mary B. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Educators in the US are becoming increasingly focused on the idea of early colleges, by which high-school students take college courses at postsecondary institutions to improve their educational experience. Early colleges can be a strong alternative for some students under 18 because they employ many of the approaches to liberal-arts education…
Descriptors: Academic Education, High Schools, Transitional Programs, Acceleration (Education)