ERIC Number: ED254141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Developing Precollege Programs for High Ability Secondary Students at the University Level.
Douglas, Peggy; And Others
The University of Arizona's Precollege Program for academically talented secondary school students, which enrolls qualified students in selected university summer courses, is described. The majority of the students are between their junior and senior year in high school and have a grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale. In addition to influencing students' college choices, the program allows students to explore career options, to interact socially, and to become acquainted with the resources of the university. Support services are offered to students via a system of general academic program advising, plus specific field guidance by academic professionals. On campus living with a selected group of undergraduate counselors helps students understand aspects of the university community and its cultural and social activities. Students learn to use the university network to their advantage, and they learn the value of peer support. Precollege program participants are good information sources for administrators interested in postsecondary options. It is suggested that future research address such topics as differentiation between gifted and nongifted students and cross-cultural and cross-ethnic student comparisons. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Arizona Tucson
Note: Revision of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (Tucson, AZ, November 1983).