From High School to College: Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education / Edition 1

From High School to College: Improving Opportunities for Success in Postsecondary Education / Edition 1

by Michael W. Kirst
     
 

ISBN-10: 078797062X

ISBN-13: 9780787970628

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: Wiley

A college degree has become a minimum requirement for the best jobs, and most high school students aspire to attend college. Yet despite the demand in the labor market for educated workers, many institutions of higher education are reporting that degree completion is at an all-time low.

In From High School to College educational policy experts Michael W. Kirst,

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Overview

A college degree has become a minimum requirement for the best jobs, and most high school students aspire to attend college. Yet despite the demand in the labor market for educated workers, many institutions of higher education are reporting that degree completion is at an all-time low.

In From High School to College educational policy experts Michael W. Kirst, Andrea Venezia, and their contributors reveal why so many students are entering college unprepared for college-level work and often unable to complete a degree. This important book presents the findings of the Bridge Project–a major national research study conducted by Stanford University and funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Department of Education. The researchers examined the fit between what high schools were doing to prepare students for college admissions and course work and what colleges considered when admitting and placing incoming freshmen. Based on hundreds of interviews with teachers and counselors, thousands of surveys with students and parents, and a thorough examination of the policies and practices in California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Texas, From High School to College offers recommendations for bridging the gap between high school and college and for improving college admission and graduation rates.

The editors believe that K—12 and postsecondary education systems should be better integrated so that information could flow more freely and, consequently, students, teachers, parents, and counselors would have better information about the academic expectations of students entering college. From High School to College also contains recommendations in assessment and curriculum development, teacher training, and policies that would enhance the opportunities for all students to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787970628
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
600,945
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

1. Bridging the Great Divide: How the K–12 and Postsecondary Split Hurts Students, and What Can Be Done About It (Michael W. Kirst, Kathy Reeves Bracco).

2. Working Toward K–16 Coherence in California (Anthony Lising Antonio, Samuel H. Bersola).

3. K–16 Turmoil in Texas (Andrea Venezia).

4. Roadblocks to Effective K–16 Reform in Illinois (Betty Merchant).

5. Oregon’s K–16 Reforms: A Blueprint for Change? (Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Andrea Venezia).

6. Georgia’s P–16 Reforms and the Promise of a Seamless System (Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Lisa M. Jones, James C. Hearn).

7. K–16 Reform in Maryland: The First Steps (Heinrich Mintrop, Toby H. Milton, Frank A. Schmidtlein, Ann Merck MacLellan).

8. The Missing Link: The Role of Community Colleges in the Transition Between High School and College (Andrea Conklin Bueschel).

9. What Have We Learned, and Where Do We Go Next? (Michael W. Kirst, Andrea Venezia, Anthony Lising Antonio).

Appendix A: Research Design and Methodology.

Appendix B: RAND Data.

The Authors.

Index.

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