ERIC Number: ED036821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-20
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A Follow-Up Study of the Experiences and Reactions of the Students in the First Entering Class of the College Discovery Program. Research and Evaluation Unit.
Dispenzieri, Angelo; And Others
The College Discovery Program in New York City's Community Colleges was established to facilitate higher education for high school graduates who could no t afford college and who, though having the necessary intellectual ability, had low high school scholastic averages. The Program was to enable students to complete two years at a community college and then transfer to a senior college for completion of their degree. This follow-up study was conducted two years after the Program's inception. It had two purposes: (1) to obtain direct reports from students about their college experiences, and (2) to obtain information regarding college adjustment which could be applied to broader populations of students. The major focus was to compare those who were still enrolled in the program with those who had left. The report is divided into 13 sections including: (1) a summary of the findings; (2) the procedures used; (3) the student's educational and financial status and current interests; (4) general attitudes toward the Program and, (5) reports on attitudinal changes attributed to the Program. The final chapter discusses the overall findings and their implications, a major one being that dropouts see themselves as having more personal and family problems. An extensive number of tables is included. (Author/EW)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Research and Evaluation Unit for Special Programs.