ERIC Number: ED105950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Remediation of Non-Cognitive and Achievement Deficits in Disadvantaged Community College Freshmen--Project LINK. ESEA Title III Project No. 42-736-109.
Benenson, Thea Fuchs
During fall 1972, Bronx Community College inaugurated Project STIR, an interdisciplinary, block-programmed project designed to facilitate an intense, collaborative remediation program for entering Liberal Arts freshmen needing remedial assistance in reading, writing, and mathematics. This project was later renamed Project LINK, and was expanded to offer special courses for pre-nursing and evening students and to allow the enrollment of more Liberal Arts students. It was also expanded to include a full-semester orientation seminar for student counseling. This report presents the final assessment of the program. Results indicate that the program did little to reduce attrition, to improve achievement motivation or allied ego functions, or to improve writing or math ability. It was successful in improving reading competency. Methods of program evaluation are described, and faculty perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of the program are noted. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III