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ERIC Number: ED046324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 153
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The Orange Extension Center: An Experiment in Higher Education by Lamar State College of Technology.
Ellison, Priscilla Baum
Lamar State College of Technology opened its first extension center in Orange, Texas, on an experimental basis for the academic year 1969-70. Its curriculum consisted primarily of first-year general education courses, and the emphasis was placed on providing opportunities for educationally disadvantaged youth. Chapter I of this study presents the problem. Chapter II reviews the literature on education for disadvantaged youth, the resulting compensatory programs and practices, and presents a critical evaluation of the results. Chapter III discusses the building facility, instructors, and student body of the Orange Center. Chapter IV reviews the academic achievement of the students during the fall semester based on their semester grade averages. Chapter summaries, a discussion of the disadvantaged students at the Center, and recommendations on how to increase enrollment of disadvantaged students and other topics are included in Chapter V. The questionnaire distributed to the students in the Center, a list of instructors, the class schedule, and information on the educational and occupational background of the parents are included in the appendix. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Lamar State Coll. of Technology, Beaumont, TX. School of Education.