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ERIC Number: ED020726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-22
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A LONG TERM STUDY OF THE RESULTS OF SPECIAL COUNSELING AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES USED WITH STUDENTS WITH SEEMINGLY LOW ACADEMIC POTENTIAL AS MEASURED BY MERRITT COLLEGE CLASSIFICATION TESTS.
FARLEY, CATHERINE
IN THREE SUCCESSIVE SEMESTERS (SPRING 1965, FALL 1965, AND SPRING 1966) MERRITT COLLEGE ENTERING FRESHMEN WHOSE LOW TEST SCORES INDICATED PROBABLE LACK OF SUCCESS IN COLLEGE WORK WERE OFFERED BLOCK PROGRAMS OF CLASSES DESIGNED TO HELP THEM GAIN INSIGHT AND PERSPECTIVE REGARDING THEIR SELF IMAGE, THEIR VALUES, AND THEIR INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. IN FALL 1965, STUDENTS REGISTERED IN THE PROGRAM EARNED HIGHER MEAN GRADES THAN THOSE IN A CONTROL GROUP, AND THEIR PERSISTENCE INTO THE NEXT SEMESTER WAS GREATER. WHILE CONTROL GROUPS WERE NOT USED FOR COMPARISON WITH THE OTHER BLOCK PROGRAM STUDENTS, THEIR RECORDS SHOWED CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS, AND A COUNSELOR'S EVALUATION INDICATED THAT THESE STUDENTS, WHO HAD BEEN READY TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL, HAD BECOME MORE REALISTICALLY GOAL-ORIENTED, HAD GOOD MORALE, AND FELT THAT THE PROGRAM WAS VALUABLE TO THEM. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Merritt Coll., Oakland, CA.
Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Oakland)