ERIC Number: ED038961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Junior College District of St. Louis-St. Louis County: A Socio-Economic Profile.
Sobel, Irvin; Hilgert, Raymond L.
Recommendations leading to better counseling and preparation of St. Louis Junior College District (Missouri) students are the focus of this research project. Data were obtained by interviewing students, their parents, faculty, and counselors on each of the three campuses, in addition to local high school counselors. The responses of these groups to a series of unstructured questions resulted in recommendations that include the following: (1) basing subsequent planning and administration of programs on the existing differences in general socio-economic status and academic qualifications of the student body on each campus; (2) giving more directive counseling at both the high school and junior college level, increasing faculty guidance, and expanding parental familiarity with existing programs and goals, thus encouraging more students to enroll in courses for which they are best suited; (3) increasing and improving communication with state college and university officials to facilitate proper course preparation for students ultimately planning to transfer after junior college; and (4) clarifying the goals and objectives of the district so that counselors, administrators, and faculty members can coordinate their efforts toward their common aims. (JO)
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Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
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