ERIC Number: ED268944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Freshmen, Course Descriptions, Diversity (Student), Higher Education, Individual Development, Learning Motivation, Minority Groups, Psychoeducational Methods, Psychology, School Holding Power, Seminars, Skill Development, Student Adjustment, Student College Relationship, Student Development, Study Habits
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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