ERIC Number: ED039870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Baehr, Rufus F.
This report reviews the remedial education program--Project Success--at the Urban Education Center, City Colleges of Chicago (Illinois). The major features of the program are outlined and its operation and evaluation are discussed. Student performance and characteristics are then tabularly compared, based on their groupings as "successful" (final GPA in the top quartile), "unsuccessful" (final GPA in bottom quartile), or "drop out" (withdrew from school before end of school year). Results of a questionnaire in which students evaluated their remedial training during their final exam week are presented. Finally, a follow-up survey of 67 Project Success students' attitudes to remedial training, adjustment as college freshmen, and performance are compared with 69 students receiving remedial training at other campuses of the City Colleges of Chicago. Results indicate that the students overwhelmingly support the principle of remedial education, that personalized remedial training significantly increases the will and desire to continue their college education (though not necessarily their academic success), and that remedial assistance cannot be limited to an intensified program during a single year. (JO)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Kennedy-King Coll.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois