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ERIC Number: ED010075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-30
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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CONFERENCE ON METHODS OF INCREASING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL PREPARATORY PROGRAMS.
VAN HALL, MILO E.
A 3-DAY CONFERENCE WAS HELD TO DEFINE AND FIND SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF TECHNICAL SCHOOLS RELATIVE TO STUDENTS WHO LACK THE NECESSARY REQUISITES TO ENTER AND SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OF STUDY. REPRESENTATIVES FROM TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND SECONDARY SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELORS FROM THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES WERE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE. THE FIRST STEP WAS TO IDENTIFY THE KINDS OF STUDENTS WHO NEED A PREPARATORY TECHNICAL PROGRAM. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY SYSTEMATIC DISCUSSIONS OF AREAS WHICH NEEDED ATTENTION TO OVERCOME THESE STUDENTS' LACK OF ACADEMIC PREPARATION. SOME OF THOSE AREAS WERE (1) STUDY SKILLS, (2) COMMUNICATION SKILLS, (3) MATHEMATICS, (4) PHYSICS, (5) CHEMISTRY, (6) BIOLOGY, AND (7) COUNSELING. THE PROCEDURE FOLLOWED ALLOWED AMPLE OPPORTUNITY FOR EACH OF THE CONFERENCE DELEGATES TO FREELY ENTER INTO THE DISCUSSION. BOTH PHILOSOPHICAL AND REALISTIC APPROACHES TO THE OVERALL PROBLEM WERE STUDIED IN DEPTH. THE RESULTS OF THE CONFERENCE APPEARED TO CREATE ENTHUSIASM AND DETERMINATION AMONG THE DELEGATES TO FURTHER STUDY THE PROBLEM AND CONSIDER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PREPARATORY PROGRAMS IN THEIR REPRESENTED INSTITUTIONS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Alfred. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (Alfred)