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A scan of the experiences that colleges have had with school/college programs and/or projects was conducted in the fall/winter of 2005-06. The scan was conducted under the leadership of Vice Presidents Academic of the Ontario colleges of applied arts and technology. The purpose of the scan was to gather input so that it could be compiled and made available as a resource for all colleges. The Vice Presidents Academics were asked to contribute information about the experience of each college with school/college collaborative programs and/or projects. It is clear that there is considerable school/college activity being undertaken by the colleges. While the school/college projects and programs have taken a variety of forms, they may be clustered into the following types of initiatives: (1) College information/familiarization sessions for secondary school educators; (2) Professional development; (3) College experience opportunities for high school students and their teachers; (4) Programs for elementary school students and their teachers; (5) Pathways, curriculum alignment, and articulation initiatives; (6) Apprenticeship specific school/college agreements; (7) High school courses hosted at the college campus, concurrent programming, and facilities/resources sharing projects; (8) Tools to help students in their educational planning; (9) Programs for specific student groups; (10) Competitions hosted by the college; (11) Regional and local school/college planning committees; (12) Teacher training/pre-service teacher education; (13) Participation in volunteer and community projects; (14) Research; and (15) Dual credit pilot projects. The categories were created in an attempt to make the compilation of information easy to use. There is some overlap between categories. For instance, some "college information/familiarization sessions" would include discussions of "pathways and curriculum alignment." The information gathered together in this document represents the college perspective and presents a snapshot of the kinds of school college collaboration which colleges have judged to be successful and to have had impact. It is not an exhaustive listing of all projects and programs.

Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Articulation (Education), Preservice Teacher Education, College Programs, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, College Planning, College School Cooperation, Effective Schools Research, Partnerships in Education, Audits (Verification), Orientation, Educational Opportunities, Apprenticeships, Contracts, Advanced Courses, Guidance Programs, Competition, Planning Commissions, Teacher Education Programs, Participation, Volunteers, Research Projects

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