ERIC Number: ED060836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-1
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Survey Report of State-Funded College Programs for "Disadvantaged" Students in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
This report was prepared to provide information on the operation and management of state-funded educational programs for the disadvantaged in Massachusetts institutions of high education. Schools surveyed included ten of the 13 community colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Detailed information was collected from each school on recruitment, academic programs, support services (e.g. tutoring, counseling, placement, and housing), financial aid, staffing, planning and policy-making, and funding. Institutions differed in the criteria used (financial, academic, or cultural factors) to identify disadvantaged students, and whether they sought out potential students in the community or identified disadvantaged students from among those already enrolled. Four kinds of academic programs were identified: (1) remedial "package" courses that all program students take; (2) enrollment in regular classes with tutorial assistance available; (3) a reduced load of regular courses with the addition of study skills labs, special courses and tutoring; and (4) a summer preparatory program. The report concludes with some specific recommendations and generalizations about education for the disadvantaged. (LP)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.