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ERIC Number: ED047078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 27
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An Overview of Longitudinal Findings on a Special College Program for Disadvantaged Students.
Dispenzieri, Angelo; And Others
Research findings are presented on five and one-half years operation of a special college program for disadvantaged students (mainly black and Puerto Rican), with remediation, counseling, tutoring, and stipends as principal supportive services. Initially very selective, the program subsequently reduced academic admission standards; most recent students have non-academic backgrounds with demonstrably poorer graduation rates. One-third of entering students graduated from community college, and two-thirds withdrew; nearly all graduates continued at senior college and most graduated. Most drop-outs took clerical or other jobs and many continued in evening classes but generally did not graduate from community college, despite high educational and occupational aspirations. They withdrew because of motivational, family, personal, and financial problems or unsatisfactory college placement; they studied much less than survivors. Early college performance was considerably improved for students taking half the normal credit load and two remedial courses. (Authors/JM)
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Identifiers: City University Of New York; College Discovery and Development Program; New York
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, N.Y., February 1971