ERIC Number: ED032872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
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Researchers View Junior College Students.
Knoell, Dorothy M.; And Others
Junior College Research Review, v4 n2 Oct 1969
This review covers five views of junior college students. Dorothy Knoell reminds the college of its growing community service function. It must be ready for several student clienteles with changing needs, interests, activities, and values; for the under-educated of all ages; and for those special populations not served by other schools, all without neglecting its current students. Barbara Thomas discusses problems (and possible solutions) in student assessment. Late-enrolling students, requiring post-admission tests, make program planning difficult. Lack of such testing affects retention/attrition rates, placement, and teacher workload. C. E. Glenister examines 2- and 4-year students on six points of the Study of Values Scale. The differences between men's and women's values at the junior college are noted. Staff, administration, faculty, and personnel workers should consider them in selecting more effective programs and teaching methods. Terry O'Banion considers the problems of students' transfer shock (academic and emotional), including lack of counseling, low self-esteem, solidified social groups, lack of money, admission and evaluation policies, repeated testing, and doubtful prerequisites. James W. Trent urges a systematic evaluation of the junior college and its programs to understand the dynamics of the variety of institutions and students and to find principles and techniques useful to other colleges at least cost. He describes two relevant projects. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.