ERIC Number: ED111482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
The Recruitment Process: The Program and Its Participants. Research Report No. 1.
Millonzi, Joel C.; And Others
In contrast to middle colleges throughout the country which, by initiating early admissions programs, make it possible for high achieving students who have not completed high school to enter college, the Middle College at LaGuardia Community College (New York) includes students who are not academically superior and offers comprehensive remedial programs. This report focuses on the preliminary phase of the program, the recruitment process. Through structured, open-ended interviews, information was gathered from three groups of program participants: the planning staff, junior high school guidance counselors, and students. Interview data were supplemented by systematic observation of the recruiting and planning processes. It was found that most guidance counselors received their information about the program from a personal representative of the program, usually the director or a staff member. Students learned about the program primarily from their guidance counselors. Counselors and planners alike viewed the program as a means to "redeem" marginal students, and motivate them to remain in formal education. Initial perceptions of the benefits of the program included: (1) better articulation between high school and college; (2) an atmosphere conducive to learning; (3) small classes/remediation; (4) positive peer influences; (5) vocational education. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY. Middle Coll.