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ERIC Number: ED020257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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ASSESSMENT OF REAP-UPWARD BOUND.
LANG, MELVIN; HOPP, LAURENCE
THE IMPACT OF AN UPWARD BOUND (UB) PROGRAM ON THE ATTITUDES, MOTIVATION, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE POTENTIAL IS EVALUATED. THE PROGRAM IS ONE OF THE 21 UB PROGRAMS RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR INTENSIVE STUDY. AT RUTGERS UB STUDENTS' ATTITUDES AND MOTIVATION TOWARD COLLEGE GOALS, SELF-EVALUATION AND SELF-ESTEEM, CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITY, INTERPERSONAL UNDERSTANDING, AND PERCEPTION OF FEELINGS OF ALIENATION INCREASED DURING THE SUMMER PHASES OF THE PROGRAM. HOWEVER, FEELINGS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE AND POSSIBILITY OF ATTENDING COLLEGE DECREASED DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR. NO SIGNIFICANT POSITIVE CHANGE WAS FOUND IN STUDENTS' ORIENTATION TOWARDS THE FUTURE DURING EITHER PHASE OF THE PROGRAM. STUDENTS RANKED OUTSTANDING PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS AS--SENSITIVITY TO INDIVIDUALS, ENCOURAGEMENT OF STUDENT AUTONOMY, SUPPORT OF SELF-CONCEPT, GROUP HARMONY, AND FLEXIBILITY IN DEALING WITH PROGRAM PROBLEMS. THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE STUDENTS DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR FOLLOWING THEIR SUMMER EXPERIENCE WAS POSITIVE AND GREATER THAN THE NATIONAL PATTERN FOR UB STUDENTS. THE PROGRAM WAS CONSIDERED "APPROPRIATE AND EFFECTIVE" FOR ITS STUDENTS. THE STUDENTS' BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS ARE EXAMINED IN THE REPORT. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Educational Action Programs.
Identifiers: NEW JERSEY; UPWARD BOUND