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College Knowledge: What it Really Takes For Students To Succeed And What We Can Do To Get Them Ready


reviewed by Andrea Silva McManus ó 2006

coverTitle: College Knowledge: What it Really Takes For Students To Succeed And What We Can Do To Get Them Ready
Author(s): David T. Conley
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787973971, Pages: 350, Year: 2004
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David Conley delivers an overdue and insightful book to help high schools prepare students for college. The book offers a starting point for concrete action for improving the transition to college level learning. Administrators, teachers, parents, and students at the secondary level will find College Knowledge a tool box of information and a road map to ensure students have the skills and knowledge they need in English, mathematics, natural sciences, second languages, social sciences, and the arts. Each chapter contains questions to ask and suggested actions high schools can employ to develop what Conley terms “intellectually coherent programs of study.” College Knowledge should be required reading for all secondary education majors and graduate students who will work with high school students preparing for college. Officials responsible for high school reform in State Departments of Education will also find College Knowledge valuable. Conley accurately describes the cross system collaboration needed and the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 5, 2006, p. 838-840
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12144, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 1:53:00 PM

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  • Andrea McManus
    New England Culinary Institute
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    ANDREA SILVA MCMANUS is Chair of Dual Enrollment programs at the New England Culinary Institute, in Montpelier, Vermont. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, teaching ethics courses. She served as a consultant for the Vermont Department of Education providing early and crucial leadership to Vermontís high school reform efforts including guiding the development of Vermontís vision for high school reform, High Schools on the Move. In that effort, she served as the State Coordinator for the High Schools That Work school improvement model of the Southern Regional Education Board.
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