ERIC Number: ED084987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Project Ahead. A Final Report.
Higher Education Coordinating Council of Metropolitan St. Louis, MO.
This report summarizes a 4-year effort to serve disadvantaged, high-risk students through appropriate college programs in the metropolitan St. Louis area. Project AHEAD (Associated Higher Education Assistance for the Disadvantaged) was aimed at the disadvantaged in an effort to find high-risk students in impoverished neighborhoods and provide them the financial aid, educational help, and counseling necessary to succeed in college. It aimed to demonstrate that such students could succeed and that area colleges and universities, as a consequence of participating in or observing the project, would permanently increase their level of enrollment and service to such students. Summary conclusions include: (1) Compensatory education is not as stimulating and satisfying to disadvantaged students as credit-, career-, and degree-oriented curricula. (2) Strong counseling and supplementary instructional help can salvage many disadvantaged students. (3) A worthwhile proportion of disadvantaged students can succeed in college. (4) Many apparent dropouts resume college work when their circumstances permit. (5) Older disadvantaged students do better than younger ones. (6) Maximum encouragement of disadvantaged students requires full financial aid for tuition and expenses. (Author/PG)
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Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Higher Education Coordinating Council of Metropolitan St. Louis, MO.