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ERIC Number: ED003283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 30
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AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF AN ENRICHED BASIC LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM ON THE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBERAL ARTS TRANSFER STUDENT.
DENNIS, LORRAINE B.; AND OTHERS
A DEMONSTRATION AND EVALUATION OF ONE MEANS OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF AVERAGE AND LOWER ABILITY STUDENTS WAS CONDUCTED AT MARYMOUNT COLLEGE. THE PROGRAM WAS AN ENRICHED LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULUM. STUDENTS WERE GROUPED ON THE BASIS OF EXPOSURE TO THE ENRICHED PROGRAM AND COMPARED WITH A GROUP NOT EXPOSED TO SUCH A PROGRAM. COMPARISONS WERE MADE ON--(1) CHANGES ON "SEQUENTIAL TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS" TEST SCORES FROM ENTRANCE TO GRADUATION IN MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, READING, SOCIAL STUDIES, AND WRITING, (2) DROPOUT RATE, (3) INCIDENCE OF TRANSFER TO A 4-YEAR INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING, (4) PERFORMANCE AT THE 4-YEAR INSTITUTION, AND (5) PERSISTENCE AT THE TRANSFER INSTITUTION THROUGH THE JUNIOR YEAR. THE INVESTIGATORS CONCLUDED THAT THE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AT MARYMOUNT COLLEGE MIGHT BE CREDITED WITH INCREASED STUDENT PERSISTENCE AS DEMONSTRATED BY A MARKEDLY DECREASED DROPOUT RATE. FURTHERMORE, STUDENTS EXPOSED TO SUCH A PROGRAM DID NOT SEEM TO EVIDENCE THE INITIAL DROP IN GRADE-POINT AVERAGE AT THE TRANSFER INSTITUTION WHICH HAS BEEN CHARACTERISTIC OF THE TYPICAL JUNIOR COLLEGE TRANSFER. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Marymount Coll. of Virginia, Arlington.
Identifiers: VIRGINIA; Virginia (Arlington)