ERIC Number: ED074287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Learning Resources for the Disadvantaged Student. Progress Report.
Rossiter, Leo P.
In this action research project, a series of workshops was planned and held in order to: (1) develop improved methods for placement of disadvantaged students in occupational-technical programs in the Virginia community college system, (2) identify learning resources to meet individual needs, and (3) structure the learning resources so that the disadvantaged student will have an opportunity for academic and occupational success. Overall, there emerged from the workshop sessions an acknowledgement of the magnitude and complexity of the problem and the need to work toward a solution. There was evidence suggesting that the stated mission of providing developmental studies within the community college system was not receiving the necessary degree of emphasis in learning resources. Many felt that until a stronger philosophical educational commitment is made to the needs of the disadvantaged, both systemwide and institutionwide, minimal success can be achieved. Other areas of concern were: (1) use of existing testing and placement devices, (2) regular learning time blocks as opposed to unrestrained learning time, (3) grading practices, and (4) effective teaching/counseling methods and techniques. It was suggested by the participants that future efforts be devoted to the development of three or four model programs. The research proposal and some workshop materials are appended. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.