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ERIC Number: ED030920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 39
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Review of the Literature for Freshman Orientation Practices in the U.S.
Drake, Raymond W. Jr.
Virtually the entire body of literature in the area of freshman orientation which has been published since 1923 is reviewed. The author sketches the historical background of the orientation concept; early practices, and more recent trends with current emphasis on the Freshman Week and the Pre-College Clinic are presented. While it is hoped that orientation programs will meet the needs of both the student and the school, they seem far more successful in meeting the needs of the institution than those of the student. Evolvement of an orientation philosophy is discussed, together with the pressures acting against successful programs in the area of intellectual orientation. The author feels that the ideal of orienting incoming students to collegiate intellectual life will not be easily achieved, but that further research is needed to determine whether, in fact, it can be effectively accomplished at all. (Author/CJ)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.; American Coll. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.