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ERIC Number: ED091023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 10
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The Community College and the Community; Heating-Up vs. Cooling Out.
Zwerling, L. Steven
A program at Staten Island Community College called "heating up" is designed to help students take control of their own education. The program asks each first-semester student to join an Educational Development Seminar (EDS), which meets once a week for an extended period of time, and includes 15 to 20 students and a faculty leader or facilitator. The objective of EDS, initially, is to help the students understand that their presence at a community college is not because of inherent limitations but rather the result of class, ethnicity, and the inadequacies of their prior schooling. Once the student understands how he has previously accepted failure, he can then learn to accept success. The dramatic breakthroughs needed to close the large gaps in reading, mathematics, and writing abilities of the students can occur regularly only when the motivation of the student is strong enough. (DB)
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