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ERIC Number: ED268944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Retention of Culturally Diverse Students: A Successful Teaching Strategy.
Young, Eric D.
A strategy to improve retention and graduation rates of culturally-diverse students in postsecondary settings is described, along with a framework for counselors and educators working with these students. A guided studies seminar in psychological education utilizes a highly-structured educational program and emphasizes the Deliberate Psychological Education method. Counselors and educators may use this program to facilitate psychological growth and maturity in non-cognitive area as well as to promote positive academic achievement within the cognitive realm. The seminar focuses on three basic content areas: (1) developing study habits, motivation, and skills; (2) presenting major concepts and theories in psychology, education, and human development, with emphasis on personal and social adjustment, self-assessment, and college survival; and (3) focusing on U.S. higher education systems in order to bring the college/university system into perspective and help freshmen with goal-setting, expectations, and leadership development. Information is provided on course structure, educational methodology, delivery systems, and a one-year followup evaluation. Topics of the course are also described, including demystifying the university, time management, communication skills, and listening and note-taking. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A