ERIC Number: ED082632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: 0
College Student Development in Evolution...With Special Focus on the Disadvantaged. Final Report.
Tollefson, Arthur L.
To identify effective new practices and trends in college student development, recent literature was reviewed and nominations of effective programs were solicited from over 1,100 leaders in related fields. More than 200 programs were identified. Approximately 60 programs distributed among almost 50 colleges and universities were found to contain promising approaches for meeting student developmental needs. These approaches clustered around four primary thrusts or emerging trends: (1) serving the educationally disadvantaged; (2) providing services that personalize higher education; (3) liberalizing the curriculum to meet developmental needs in addition to those that are vocational; and (4) restoring or recreating a sense of community within the institutions. Projection of these trends seems to suggest the probable emergence of a more democratic, less vocationally oriented concept of higher education, with student developmental needs receiving more attention. Consideration of utilization of individual new approaches led to the creation of a model of a complex institution of higher education. The model incorporates all four of the basic trends reflecting urgent student developmental needs and many of the specific exemplary programs. (Author/MJM)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Task Force on Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Human Interaction Research Inst., Los Angeles, CA.