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ERIC Number: ED015737
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 21
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STUDENT AND FACULTY VIEWS CONCERNING THE SUMMER TRIAL PROGRAM AT GSC.
FISHER, JAMES R.; LIEBERMAN, LEWIS R.
A REMEDIAL SUMMER TRIAL PROGRAM WAS GIVEN AT GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN COLLEGE (1965) TO HELP STUDENTS IN REMOVING CERTAIN DEFICIENCIES IN COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS. OPINIONS ON THE PROGRAM WERE OBTAINED BY QUESTIONNAIRE AND INTERVIEW TO DISCOVER (1) HOW THE PARTICIPANTS FELT ABOUT THE PROGRAM, (2) WHETHER THE NATURE OF THE PROGRAM WAS SUFFICIENTLY PUBLICIZED, (3) WHERE THE PROGRAM WAS DEFICIENT, AND (4) HOW IT COULD BE IMPROVED. BOTH STUDENTS AND FACULTY FELT THAT (1) THE PROGRAM WAS WORTHWHILE, (2) POOR BACKGROUND AND STUDY HABITS CAUSED THE GREATEST STUDENT DIFFICULTY, AND (3) ELIMINATION OF GRADES FOR THE COURSES (ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NON-CREDIT) WOULD REDUCE STUDENT PERFORMANCE. IT WAS OBSERVED THAT THE STUDENTS DID NOT LOOK ON THE PROGRAM AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ANYTHING OR TO FORM A BASIS FOR A CHOICE BETWEEN COLLEGE OR SOME OTHER ACTIVITY, AND ALSO THAT THEY HAD NO ALTERNATIVE PLAN IN CASE OF FAILURE TO MEET COLLEGE ENTRANCE STANDARDS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDED (1) AN EXTENSION FROM SIX TO NINE OR MORE WEEKS, (2) A REDUCTION IN DIFFICULTY IN THE MATHEMATICS COURSE, (3) ADDITION OF A COLLEGE ORIENTATION COURSE, (4) A STUDY OF SIMILAR REMEDIAL PROGRAMS AT OTHER COLLEGES, (5) THE USE OF VOLUNTEER FACULTY, (6) A TRIAL OF SMALL LABORATORY OR SEMINAR CLASSES, AND (7) EXTENSION OF LIBRARY HOURS FOR STUDY. (HH)
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Identifiers: GEORGIA; Georgia (Americus)