ERIC Number: ED113418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Discovering and Developing the College Potential of Disadvantaged High School Youth. A Report of the Eighth Year (1972-73); a Longitudinal Study on the College Discovery and Development Program.
Brody, Lawrence; Schenker, Hank
This report is the eighth in a series of longitudinal studies describing the College Discovery and Development Program aimed at identifying disadvantaged and underachieving ninth graders and developing their college potential in five special high school development centers. The document provides a summary section which focuses on program purposes, the eighth year of the program, facilities, and salient findings. Other sections include a description of the eighth population of college discovery students, of college progress of program students in classes I-V, high school graduation and college admission for class VI and a socioeconomic overview of classes I-VIII. The increase in the number of participants in the program who completed their studies with a bachelor's and associate of arts degree was noticeable during the eighth year. Class VIII resembled the previous seven groups in age, family structure, living conditions, ethnicity, history of mobility, previous scholastic averages, and attendance, but was found to be less well off economically than other classes. Analysis of transcripts indicate that program students continue in college at a higher rate than nonprogram students and Open Admissions students, and that they earn slightly lower grade point averages than regular freshmen. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Preparation, Counseling Instructional Programs, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Grade 9, High School Students, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Groups, Program Descriptions, Recreational Programs, Remedial Programs, Special Programs, Student Development, Underachievement, Urban Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Teacher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)