ERIC Number: ED050684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Improving Educational Practice for Marginal College Freshmen; A Research Model.
McKelpin, Joseph P.
The Education Improvement Project (EIP) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools serves as the assisting organization for two programs designed to improve educational practice for the marginal college freshmen - who is often a member of a minority or poverty group. The two programs are the College Education Achievement Project (CEAP), which focuses primarily on improving educational practice for marginal college freshmen in developing Black institutions, and the Higher Education Achievement Program (HEAP), which focuses on improving educational practice in developing institutions for marginal students from minority or poverty groups. This paper briefly discusses the development and use of a heuristic model for the development of symbolic competence in marginal college freshmen. The model (1) asks: what is the relationship between symbolic competence and social learning; (2) is based on the hypothesis that social learning fosters self-actualization which facilitates the development of symbolic competence; and (3) lists a series of consequences to be tested. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Education Improvement Project