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ERIC Number: ED070388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 62
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Another Objective to Achieve: A Study of Educationally Disadvantaged Veterans Enrolled in a College Preparatory Program.
Berry, Gordon L.; Vivell, Susan
The Veterans Special Educational Program (VSEP) at the University of California, Los Angeles is a program for recently discharged servicemen and women whose educational achievement would not normally be acceptable for admission into an institution of higher education and economic background has not encouraged them to seek higher education. The program provides the background, skills and knowledge necessary for college work through a 12-week, 5-day-per-week schedule in which the emphasis is on basic communication skills such as reading, writing, speaking and understanding English and mathematics. The purpose of this study was to obtain data that systematically describes the characteristics of the students enrolled in VSEP. More specifically, the objectives were: (1) to assess selected personal and social adjustment characteristics found among a group of educationally disadvantaged veterans enrolled in the program; (2) to identify the perceived personal problems of the veterans in selected areas; (3) to assess selected aspects of the life-style characteristics of the veterans enrolled in the program; (4) to determine the degree to which the veterans desired or felt an openness to counseling; and (5) to provide participants with an opportunity to improve their counseling and curricular programs. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Graduate School of Education