ERIC Number: ED320483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
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Cognitive Differences between Honors and Remedial Students.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; And Others
The problem of ill prepared college freshmen in remedial/developmental classes across the nation has significantly increased. At the same time, colleges and universities are increasingly concerned about college student retention. The study compared the belief structures of two groups: those enrolled in two remedial reading classes, and those involved in "honors" classes. Study results pinpointed emotional irresponsibility and motivation as two significant, non-intellectual differences between the two groups, and both conditions were noted as directly influencing success or failure in college. Student counseling and a focus on more personal responsibility agendas, in addition to reading rate/comprehension skill development, are suggested as partial remedies. Contains six references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting (Dallas, TX, April 12-14, 1990).