ERIC Number: ED235744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
PEP IV Commanding English: General Colleges's 1981-1982 Program for Southeast Asian Students.
Flake, Sandra Dylla; Read, Sherry
The Asian Commanding English (CE) program at the General College, University of Minnesota, which provides coursework in reading, writing, and oral communication to students from Southeast Asia, is described. The program was selected as a model for the development of a retention package specifically directed to the Southeast Asian student population, and became part of the Personalized Education Program. Culturally-relevant offerings and academic support services were also included. Information is provided on completion and retention rates for 1981-1982, by individual program for the CE program. In addition, information for 111 participants is included on: grade point average; credit completion ratios; student retention rates; credit distribution within CE courses, other General College Courses, and courses taken outside General College. It is concluded that, while grades may be slightly inflated, CE students showed substantial success and progress toward receiving degrees by the end of the first year of participation in the Asian Commanding English program. Recommendations for future evaluations, statistical evaluation results, and information on program costs and course schedules are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Asian Americans, College Credits, College Students, Communication Skills, Developmental Studies Programs, English (Second Language), Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction
General College, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.