ERIC Number: ED037646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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Study of Articulation Program Between Nassau Community College and Topic House. Final Report.
Morgenstein, Melvin; Strongin, Harriet
Background characteristics and the vocational and educational needs and desires of former narcotics addicts in a residential therapeutic community (Topic House, Long Island) were investigated; the potential role of Nassau Community College in meeting these needs and desires was assessed; and a determination was made of what Topic House residents and administrators might do to develop a joint college and rehabilitation program. Data came from questionnaires and by interviews with the residents (largely male, single, and under 24), as well as from high school transcripts, Topic House records, and state and community agencies involved with drug addiction and related problems. Findings affirmed the need for an educational program. A program of high school and college level studies has been designed, embracing vocational, professional, and cultural aspirations along with capabilities and achievements, and including plans for specific employment preparation. Topics were suggested for further program and participant research. (Seven references, 14 tables, a questionnaire, and components of the Topic House program are also included.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY.