ERIC Number: ED049700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Developing Relevant Programs for New Students; Program 10.
Program 10 of the Center for Research and Development in Higher Education is a broadly based program of research into the dynamics of the absorption of "new students," here defined as students who formerly did not continue their education beyond high school into post-secondary education. The program will attempt to develop answers to the following questions: What are the characteristics of the new students? How may they best be enabled to meet the standards and requirements of the higher education institution? How may curricula and supportive educational services be modified to respond to the needs of the new students? How may needed institutional reforms be achieved efficiently and harmoniously? This proposal presents 4 research plans for (1) effective remedial programs, (2) counseling programs, (3) curricula, and (4) implementing programs for new students. In addition, work plans for fiscal years 1971, 1972, and 1973 are presented and four projects are described which will be initiated in 1971. These are: "The Relative Effectiveness of Student Peers, Paraprofessionals, and Professional Counselors on the Academic Performance of "New Students;""Impact of a Program of Peer Tutoring on the Communications Skills of "New Students;""Utilizing Tutors Effectively in Academic Programs for "New Students;" and "The Implementation of Programs for 'New Students' that use Peers and Paraprofessionals." (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.