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ERIC Number: ED051814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Pages: 23
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Student Volunteer Service Programs: Los Angeles Community College District.
Dash, Roger
This study investigated the extent and diversity of student volunteer programs in the Los Angeles Community College District (California) to determine the amount of college support and acceptance accorded them. The junior colleges should take advantage of the great student potential for positive social action and realize that, in the area of curriculum development, the student can test what he learns in class against the real world. The student populations of the eight colleges in the district are broken down by race, and the volunteer programs examined for: purpose, structure, funding, and the portion of community serviced. No district-wide commitment to student volunteer services was found, but where there are programs, the faculty and administration do support them. The programs seem to concentrate on improving skills and self-image among disadvantaged members of the community, especially elementary-age children. Most of the programs are loosely structured. The colleges with a high concentration of minorities show weak attempts at operating student volunteer programs. This can be explained partly by other demands on their time and partly because existing minority organizations may not operate through the colleges. There is a wide variance in funding sources. Based on the findings, recommendations are made. (CA)
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Identifiers - Location: California