Investigated in the current study were gaps between secondary schools and higher education in English curriculum and in general areas, as perceived by South Texas secondary school English teachers. Qualitative analysis yielded seven themes concerning the gaps and six themes concerning suggested initiatives and services. Findings from the study confirmed previous studies in which researchers have advocated for more collaboration and curriculum alignment between the two levels of institutions. In addition, practical issues and challenges facing secondary school teachers such as teaching to the test, students’ motivation issues, time constraints, and funding issues were raised. By incorporating concerns raised by secondary school teachers, educational leaders can make informed decisions about how to improve high school graduates’ college readiness. ACCESS FULL MANUSCRIPT HERE:
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