ERIC Number: ED043314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-25
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The Effects of Special Tutoring and Counseling on the Academic Success of Negro Freshmen at Southern State College. Final Report.
The measures of academic success used in this study were: mean college grade point average, value changes as measured by pre- and post-test scores on the Allport, Vernon, and Lindsey, "Study of Values," and the number of persons who fell into the following categories: dropouts, persons on academic probation, persons with grade point averages of less than 2.0 , and students with grade point averages of 2.0 or more. Eighty-nine Negro freshmen were randomly divided in 2 groups. One of these, the experimental group, was divided into 3 subgroups, each of which was assigned a counselor and provided with special tutoring and counseling for the entire first semester. The control group was given no special assistance. The results indicated that there were no significant differences between the 2 groups in grade point averages, value changes, or number of students in the various categories, nor did the use of different counselors for the subgroups seem to make any difference. There was evidence, however, that Negro freshmen responded better to a Negro counselor than to either a male or female white counselor. (AF)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Southern State Coll., Magnolia, AR.