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Community College and Secondary School Collaboration on Workforce Development and Education Reform [microform] : A Close Look at Four Community Colleges / Margaret Terry Orr
Bib ID 5668423
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Orr, Margaret Terry
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1999 
54 p. 

This paper examines how community colleges are responding to external pressures to more closely collaborate with secondary schools in school reform efforts and school-to-work transition programs, focusing on four community colleges. These colleges engaged in a wide variety of collaborative activities with secondary schools. Two strong examples of significant systemic collaboration were found, where capacity-building strategies and program-creation strategies were combined on a large scale. The two examples were 2+2 programs with well-defined career majors at high school connected to community college technical degree programs. Although the collaborative efforts identified did little to change the nature of preparation within either secondary schools or community colleges, the more intensive collaborations seem to have forged broad-based participation on a wise range of shared interests. Sections in the report are: (1) Introduction--includes data collection methods and analysis; (2) Findings--presents findings from each of the four colleges and discusses current forms of collaboration; (3) Analysis--discusses the role of federal funding, factors promoting collaboration, and impacts on community colleges; and (4) Conclusions and Implications. (RDG)


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Sponsoring Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.

ERIC Note: Early results of this research were presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Occupational Education (1997). An earlier draft was presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 22, 1999).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects College School Cooperation.  |  Community Colleges.  |  Education Work Relationship.  |  High Schools.  |  Job Training.  |  Labor Force Development.  |  Partnerships in Education.  |  School Community Relationship.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Partners in Learning
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Community Coll. Research Center
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