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ERIC Number: ED049021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 12
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The Student-Development Center: A Ten-week Experience in Re-education.
Biggs, Barbara E.; And Others
The Student Development Center (SDC) serves as a coeducational center for collegiate low achievers in order to transform their ineffective behaviors into those which are conducive to academic success. Before a student is accepted into the program, he is evaluated through standardized tests and an interview with two staff psychologists who determine his emotional, mental, and motivational qualifications. An individualized 40-hour-per-week program is designed for each student. It is based on a learning model involving the following three types of behaviors: (1) incorporative (visual, aural, and kinesthetic); (2) processing (thought, emotion, and motivation); and (3) projective (movement, written, and oral). The program includes reading, writing, and speech laboratories, group and individual counseling, and courses in problem solving, motivation, time study, mathematics, dramatic interpretation, and psychology. Of the 42 students who enrolled in college after attending the SDC during the first one and one-half years of its operation, followup information has been received from 19 students to date. Of these students, 89.5 percent are known to have maintained a grade-point average of C or better. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Western College Reading Association, Los Angeles, Cal., Apr. 1-3, 1971