ERIC Number: ED122873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Community College Response to the High-Risk Student: A Critical Reapprasial. "Horizons Issues" Monograph Series.
Moore, William, Jr.
It is a widely accepted fact that community and junior colleges have a special commitment to serve students who in other types of higher educational institutions would be considered high risks because they are less likely than other entrants to complete their chosen programs of study. Professor Moore makes clear that the commitment, though well accepted, is ineffectively accomplished. Whether the community college is really able to define or cure academic deficiencies has not been confirmed with hard, unequivocable evidence. The current popular ideas about what causes low achievement in specific groups of students, such as the belief that the students are culturally disadvantaged, have negative self-concepts, and lack motivation; and the current correctives--remedial instruction and therapeutic counseling--are often inappropriate and ineffective. As corrections for the problem, Moore recommends an emphasis on community college teacher preparation, institutional reexamination of selection and admissions procedures, increased faculty advising of high risk students, and increased policy flexibility. A bibliography is appended, and a chapter identifying research needs in this field is included. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Counseling, Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Low Achievement, Minority Groups, Motivation, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, Research Needs, Self Concept, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Council of Universities and Colleges.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.