ERIC Number: ED047684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Keeping Dropouts In: Retention of Students Identified as High Probability Dropouts.
Wenrich, J. William; And Others
The purpose of this successful experimental program at the College of San Mateo was to determine whether active participation in an individualized instructional program such as the Learning Center would be related to a lower level of attrition of first-time freshmen who are identified as high probability dropouts. Forty-nine potential dropout students who were actively involved in the Learning Center were compared with forty-nine potential dropouts who received no special treatment. The experimental program was proven effective by both measurable and subjective evaluation. Tutoring by other students was considered the heart of the program, with flexibility the key experimental feature. It is felt that the most important aspect of the Learning Center approach is the integration of individualized academic services with supportive psychological atmostphere and personal counseling. (CA)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Coll., CA.