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ERIC Number: ED238123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-88881-172-1
The Upgrading of Basic Level Students to General Level Programs. A Preliminary Report, 1981-1982. Research Service No. 170.
Tsuji, G. K.; Wright, E. N.
This is a preliminary report on a longitudinal study of upgrading of Basic-level students to General-level programs. Toronto, Ontario, secondary school courses are offered at six levels of difficulty. The issue of upgrading is significant in the job market as those with General-level diplomas have advantages over those with Basic-level diplomas. Upgrading is defined as those processes designed to identify Basic-level students capable of General-level work, determine their suitability, and transfer them to General-level programs. A preliminary examination of the process reveals two primary findings: one, that the barrier between Basic and General levels is permeable, and two, that the permeability is achieved through a number of alternative paths. The process seems to be student-centered, with the upgrading path chosen to fit the requirements of each student. The students in this study were average to high achievers. Numerous tables are included. Subsequent reports will provide a longitudinal dimension to the study. (MD)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Identifiers: Basic Level Programs; General Level Programs; Ontario (Toronto)