ERIC Number: ED195213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Curricular Experiment for Underprepared Minority Students: An Evaluation of the General College Pilot Educational Packages (PEP). Final Report, 1979-1980. Appendix A.
Romano, Joan L.; Garfield, Joan B.
An end-of-year evaluation of the 1979-80 University of Minnesota's General College (GC) Pilot Education Program (PEP) for academically underprepared minority group students is presented. The results show that compared to other GC students, the PEP students came to the college with weaker academic skills, and had different personal characteristics. While the PEP students achieved and were retained at levels comparable to other GC students during the fall quarter, as the year progressed, they tended to perform more poorly than the students in the comparison groups. A profile of the more successful PEP students shows them to be younger, have high educational aspirations, and come from families where the father has post-high school training. Recommendations are made to continue skill development and counseling activities for the students throughout the year, but to fully incorporate these activities into regular course offerings by altering the credit, timing, and sequencing of the courses. Detailed statistical information is included. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, American Indians, Basic Skills, Black Students, Career Planning, College Attendance, College Students, Cultural Context, Educational Counseling, Educationally Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Latin Americans, Learning Modules, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Tutorial Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.