ERIC Number: ED058877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
[College Discovery: America's First PREP Program].
Smith, James J., Jr.
The Predischarge Education Program (PREP) is a federally funded program, approved in 1970, to help educationally disadvantaged servicemen continue their education. Many junior colleges are running or planning PREP projects in cooperation with military installations and the Veterans Administration. This paper describes the first year of one PREP program, "College Discovery-Identity '69," which was jointly sponsored by Staten Island Community College, City College of New York, and private industry. Included in the program are mini and standard length courses in basic skills, current social problems and interpersonal relations; a communications laboratory; a special program for prisoners in the stockade on the military base; and a counseling program which combines placement services, human relations seminars, and peer counseling. The report also includes a summary of the steps for setting up a PREP program, a list of regional coordinators for veterans and servicemen's programs, and a paper by James J. Smith, Jr., on "Credit by Examination and the Military." (LP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Staten Island Community Coll., NY.
Identifiers: Predischarge Education Program; PREP; Veterans Administration