A Guide to Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs
Designing and Implementing Programs for Student Achievement
This is an accessible guide for school leaders and educators who seek to build, support, and expand effective early college and dual enrollment programs in their communities. One of the first books to bring together research in a practical way, this book is full of real stories, critical insights from leaders, teachers, and students, examples of what works and doesn’t work, and strategies to help students successfully make an important jump in their lives, putting them on track to post-secondary education and a career. Whether you’re starting a program from scratch or want to improve an existing dual enrollment and early college program, this book will provide you with the research base, tools, and resources to understand where you and your students fit into the national landscape, and provide guidance and inspiration on the journey to creating an effective program.
Table of Contents
Section One: Creating Powerful Programs 1. Creating Powerful Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs 2. Creating Productive Relationships Between K-12 Schools and Higher Education Institutions 3. Leadership Challenges of Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs Section Two: Supporting and Engaging Students 4. Supporting Student Learning in Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs 5. Helping Early College and Dual Enrollment Students Map Their Future 6. Building Powerful STEM Experiences for Early College/Dual Enrollment Students 7. Opening Doors for Students: Social Sciences in the Early College/Dual Enrollment Programs Section Three: The Broader Impact of Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs 8. How Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs Can Make a Difference for the Broader Community 9. Supporting Early College and Dual Enrollment Students’ Health and Well-Being 10. Outside the Early College/Dual Enrollment Classroom: Extracurriculars, Sports, Clubs, and Work Section Four: Building Sustainable Programs 11. Measuring Impact to Build Sustainable Early College and Dual Enrollment Programs
Russ Olwell is Associate Dean and Professor of Education at Merrimack College, USA. He has spent over a decade running youth mentoring and education programs.
"Drawing heavily on his experience with dual-enrollment programs in Michigan and Massachusetts, as well as others around the country, Olwell offers a practical overview of the benefits and challenges of these programs and a working theory as to why they’re often as fragile as they are.
It touches, too, on student mental health, the unique issues facing STEM classes, the unique issues facing social science classes (THANK YOU), and the outsize mind space taken up by the selective college admission process when drawing up policies. "
-Matt Reed, Inside Higher Ed