ERIC Number: ED047665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Student Studies: Comparative and Remedial Populations.
Brawer, Florence B.
Junior College Research Review, v5 n7 Mar 1971
This research review deals with student studies that focus on comparative and remedial populations. The most popular subject for comparative study is the transfer student vs. the non-transfer student. Other studies involve selection of vocational/technical programs, initial or deferred decisions regarding school majors, and characteristics of different schools. The author questions the worth of such studies. Rather than compile information on groups at one point in time, she suggests, it would be better to establish common data sources and compare the effects over a period of years. Many in the junior college field are dedicated to a curriculum designed to meet identifiable educational needs of disadvantaged students. The second half of the review attempts to answer (1) how remedial programs affect the student and (2) how pertinent they are to the lives of those they purport to serve. Disadvantaged and/or remedial students need options they can visualize as real opportunities. This will require assessment and variations in admission requirements, counseling, testing, and/or success criteria. (CA)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.