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ERIC Number: ED019967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 52
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Reference Count: 0
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PROJECT COLLEGE-BOUND, A FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ATTENDING THE 1967 SUMMER SESSION.
RIESS, LOUIS C.
THIS PAPER DESCRIBES PROJECT COLLEGE-BOUND AND COMPARES IT WITH SIMILAR PRECOLLEGE PROJECTS AROUND THE NATION. THE BASIC DIFFERENCE IN THE PASADENA PROJECT IS THAT MONEY IS USED AS A MOTIVE, THE STUDENT RECEIVING $1.40 FOR CLASS HOURS AND FOR RELATED OUTSIDE WORK. ONE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT IS TO BRIDGE THE SUMMER GAP BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE AND OVERCOME THE TRAUMA OF TRANSFER FROM A LOW SOCIOECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT TO A MIDDLE-CLASS ORIENTED INSTITUTION. OTHER AIMS ARE TO (1) ENCOURAGE THE ABLE, LOW-INCOME STUDENT TO ATTEND COLLEGE, (2) ASSIST WITH COUNSELING ON PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMING, (3) GIVE JOB ASSIGNMENTS THAT ENCOURAGE PERSISTENCE THROUGH PAYMENT OF A SALARY, AND (4) FAMILIARIZE HIM WITH THE FUTURE POSSIBILITIES OF COLLEGE WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS. THE STUDENTS WERE SELECTED FROM THREE HIGH SCHOOLS. THEY HAD LOW INCOME (BY OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY STANDARDS), AND WERE CAPABLE OF DOING COLLEGE WORK AND OF BENEFITING FROM IT. OF THE ORIGINAL 40 STUDENTS, 35 COMPLETED THE FIRST SUMMER SESSION AND MOST REMAINED AT PASADENA CITY COLLEGE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER. STUDENTS FOUND THE JOB ASSIGNMENTS VALUABLE AND WELCOMED THE NEW EXPERIENCE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT. THE ADMINISTRATORS FEEL THE PROJECT SHOULD BE REPEATED AND LIST CERTAIN CHANGES THAT SHOULD BE INCORPORATED. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Pasadena City Coll., CA.
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