ERIC Number: ED041070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-18
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The College Discovery Program: A Synthesis of Research.
Dispenzieri, Angelo; And Others
In its initial years of operation the College Discovery Program (CDP) has demonstrated the feasibility of providing higher education at the university level to underprivileged and educationally deprived youths. Minority group enrollment constituted approximately four-fifths of the total population of CDP students, while fewer than one-fifth of the regularly matriculated City University students were from comparable deprived groups. Of the first two entering classes, 202 CDP students obtained their degrees at community colleges by January, 1968; most of these students (178) eventually went on to senior colleges. Even for students not earning degrees, research data suggests other personal gains result from exposure to college experience; data indicated that the majority of CDP participants were committed to the goal of higher education and had positive attitudes toward college. Many of the students who left the program resumed their education or expected to resume it at a later date. Finally, exposure to the CDP experience increased the possibility that students will transmit positive attitudes toward higher education to their families, to the communities from which they came, and to the general public. (Authors/JM)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Research and Evaluation Unit for Special Programs.
Identifiers: College Discovery and Development Program; New York