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Counseling: Bridging the Gap Between Reality and Expectations. A Report of the National Dissemination Project for the Community Colleges.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.
Ingredients in a successful community college counseling program are explored, and three exemplary programs are described. The community college counselor must be cognizant of the special needs and problems of minority/disadvantaged students who, generally, come from a poor academic background, need remedial or developmental assistance in language and mathematics skills, lack proper study habits and skills, are poorly motivated in traditional academic areas, lack clearly defined and realistic goals, and need financial assistance. The three exemplary programs contained the following key elements: (1) participation by all elements of the community college population, (2) a well-developed training program, and (3) an evaluative procedure. The programs were conducted by Los Angeles City College, the Vermont Regional Community College Commission, and El Centro Junior College, Dallas, Texas. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.