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ERIC Number: ED198778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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The Goal Center at Donnelly College.
Joyce, Corine
The Goal Center Plan at Donnelly College, Kansas City, which is designed to provide high-risk students, usually adults, with the basic skills, study habits, and attitudes to succeed in regular courses, is described. Based on placement tests, high-risk students are encouraged to take the following three-credit courses: essentials of English, reading/study skills, essentials of mathematics, and individual differences (behavioral science). The psychology class is directed to improving students' self-image through greater self-perception. Salaried peer tutors were made available for students in the program, which is voluntary. This plan prevents students from enrolling in classes too difficult for them and provides more hope for success and retention. The program involves the four classes for five days a week for a semester. The program is presented as a special policy of a special college, and an attempt is made to accentuate the positive benefits of the approach. The college has an open door policy and its mission is to provide postsecondary education for those who might not otherwise have an opportunity. The core program was evaluated in terms of student grades and retention. Eight of the 12 initial students in the program returned for their second semester. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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