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ERIC Number: ED031215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 37
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Student to Student: How California Junior College Students Help Their Fellow Disadvantaged College Students.
Hernandez, John Paul
This report presented a survey of junior college programs that use students to recruit, retain, and follow up disadvantaged students. Programs using students to recruit the disadvantaged at the elementary and junior high school, high school, and community levels were reviewed. Student-to-student programs in the area of retention included the following: recruitment/retention (programs which not only recruit but also retain by providing work in basic skills), tutoring, counseling, financial aids, curriculum advising, and extracurricular activities. Follow-up programs focused on job placement or dropouts. In establishing student-to-student programs, the following questions should be considered: what types of student should be encouraged to participate; should the programs be organized by the administration, faculty, or students; should participation in the tutoring and counseling programs be on a paid or voluntary basis; and should students be included on advisory committees or merely participate in student-to-student situations. Other factors deserving consideration include: (1) some programs, especially extracurricular activities, must be conducted subtly to be effective; and (2) programs to assist disadvantaged students heighten the awareness of these students of their problems and the college's commitment to help them. If these programs are not successful the reverse of the desired ends may result. (MB)
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Identifiers - Location: California