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ERIC Number: ED024357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 51
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Evaluation of the Developmental Program, Fall 1967-68.
Dave, Jagdish P.
The study set out to (1) obtain a profile of the student population, (2) identify student motivation, (3) identify the impact of the institute, and (4) note differences between regular students (Group A) and those in the Manpower Retrieval Project (Group B). Forty Group B and 66 Group A students were examined by questionnaire and interview. Among the findings were: (1) Group B was generally of a lower socioeconomic class than Group A, (2) main reasons for attending the Institute were to catch up on school work, prepare for college, and improve self-understanding, (3) the Institute's greatest effect was on student gain in mastery of subject matter, improved study habits, and increased self-awareness. In student perception, helpful and understanding teachers, the climate of encouragement and scholastic freedom, the curriculum, and the opportunity for self-realization were all important. They felt the main reasons for dropout were students' own limitations (financial or domestic difficulties, lack of interest, or determination), curriculum lacks (unstimulating learning experiences), poor attendance policies, and inadequate counseling. (The teachers also noted student misplacement through use of unreliable placement tools. On the whole, however, the students have made positive gains in academic subjects, in self-confidence and self-esteem, in broadened outlook, and in the wish to pursue their education. (HH)
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Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)