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ERIC Number: ED010948
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-1
Pages: 61
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AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR A JUNIOR COLLEGE LOCATED IN SOUTH CENTRAL LOS ANGELES.
HORTON, ROBERT E.
THE SOUTH-CENTRAL SECTION OF LOS ANGELES PRESENTS A UNIQUE JUNIOR COLLEGE SITUATION, ENCOMPASSING THE POOREST SECTION OF THE COUNTY, WITH INADEQUATE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION FROM THE 1965 "WATTS RIOTS." EMPLOYMENT IS LARGELY MANUFACTURING AND TRADE, ALTHOUGH MANY OF THE RESIDENTS WORK IN SERVICE FIELDS. MANY TRAVEL GREAT DISTANCES TO WORK. A SURVEY OF 12TH-GRADE STUDENTS INDICATES THAT A MAJORITY INTEND TO GO TO A TRADE SCHOOL OR A JUNIOR COLLEGE. VERY FEW APPEAR TO BE INTERESTED IN SCIENTIFIC FIELDS. STATED VOCATIONAL GOALS INDICATE A GREAT NEED FOR VOCATIONAL COUNSELING. IT IS HOPED THAT THE COUNSELING RATIO WILL BE 250 TO 1. APTITUDE TESTS GIVEN AT THE POTENTIAL FEEDER HIGH SCHOOLS INDICATE THAT APPROXIMATELY 39 PERCENT OF THE INCOMING STUDENTS WOULD BE ON A PROBATIONARY STATUS AND IN NEED OF SPECIAL REMEDIAL PROGRAMS. IN ORDER TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM OF DE FACTO SEGREGATION, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THIS COLLEGE MIGHT OFFER COURSES NOT GIVEN AT OTHER COLLEGES, AND THUS DRAW STUDENTS FROM OTHER AREAS. THE COLLEGE SHOULD SERVE THE COMMUNITY IN PROVIDING MEETING PLACES, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, AND AN ADULT EVENING SCHOOL. (HS)
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Identifiers: California (Los Angeles)