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ERIC Number: ED012603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-12
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF ACADEMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GENERAL CURRICULUM STUDENTS AFTER ONE SEMESTER, ONE YEAR, IN THE GENERAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM.
THELEN, ALICE
THE GENERAL CURRICULUM PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED FOR BUILDING OF SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT OF BREADTH OF BACKGROUND IN PREPARATION FOR CONVENTIONAL COLLEGE CLASSES. PRETESTS AND POST-TESTS WERE EVALUATED FOR 165 STUDENTS AFTER ONE SEMESTER IN THE PROGRAM AND SHOWED SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN ACADEMIC SKILL LEVEL, WRITING, AND READING. SIMILAR RESULTS WERE FOUND AFTER A YEAR IN THE PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM APPEARS TO BE MOST EFFECTIVE WITH A TERMINAL ORIENTATION. MORE EMPHASIS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO READING AND CULTURAL ENRICHMENT. (WO)
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Identifiers: Forest Park Community College MO; Missouri (Saint Louis); School and College Ability Tests; SEQUENTIAL TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS; WIDE RANGE ACHIEVEMENT TEST