ERIC Number: ED173636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Secondary Developmental Studies Programs for Occupational Students: A Follow-up Study. Research Report.
State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
The basic objective of this third research phase was to verify and further delineate factors that are constant and valid contributors to the success of postsecondary occupational students enrolled in developmental programs. Follow-up research on a longitudinal basis was conducted on nontraditional students at six New York colleges. Of questionnaires distributed the overall return rate was 31%. The program components identified in contributors to success were verified by the results of the follow-up study. In relation to student success, analysis indicated the significance (1) of reading, (2) of program and career commitment, (3) of values such as goal orientation, achievement, and practical mindedness, and (4) of developmental program components. A number of implications were drawn from the study. For instance, the selection process for participation in developmental studies should include an element of self-selection in addition to high school records and test scores. Ongoing counseling and/or advisement should also be provided. (The follow-up study instruments are also included.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Colleges, Developmental Programs, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Research, Failure, Longitudinal Studies, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Programs, Remedial Programs, Research Reports, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Success, Surveys, Values, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; New York State Education Dept. Albany, Grants Administration Unit.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York