ERIC Number: ED052136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Glassboro State College Head Start and Follow Through Supplementary Training Program.
Glassboro State College, through its supplementary training program, has attempted to demonstrate its commitment to academic relevance, social concern, and individual advancement. The program was originally designed to supplement regular college programing by including an atypical group of students--the poor, employed, experience-oriented adult. In its 3 years of existence, the program has significantly influenced the broader aspects of educational planning at Glassboro and become a model for future strategy. The U.S. Office of Education funded a national program to offer low-income employees in local Head Start programs the opportunity to enroll in college classes. Glassboro State College has worked as the administering college for the program with five other institutions in New Jersey. The operation of the program varies at each participating college, but has the following objectives: 1) the modification of college admission requirements to include the program population as regular, matriculating students; 2) the examination and revision of courses to make them relevant to the students' work experience; 3) the reversal in some cases of the usual sequence of courses to allow students to move from the practical to the theoretical; 4) development of new and innovative teaching techniques and materials derived from the students' demonstrated needs; and 5) the constant revision of the program operation based on regular evaluation of the students. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Glassboro State Coll., NJ.