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ERIC Number: ED457905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 135
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study To Determine the Characteristics of Effective Intervention Programs for Students on Probation.
Lindsay, Dawn
This study attempts to determine the characteristics of effective intervention programs for students on probation in California community colleges. The author constructed a semi-structured interview tool based on findings from a literature review. She studied six community colleges and five four-year universities. The universities were included in the study because probation intervention programs were conceived at universities as a result of their need to insure financial solvency. Four-year colleges frequently require a college orientation course, to be taken during the first semester. Community colleges cannot mandate such a class, but many strongly recommend it. The most common components of intervention utilized in the colleges in the study are: (1) counseling, used by nine schools; (2) letters mailed, used by seven schools; (3) contracts drawn, used by six schools; (4) course required, used by three colleges; and (5) mandatory consequences such as counseling, used by three schools. The author cites the Scholastic Enhancement Program at Miami University, which had a first-year persistence rate of 95% for class one, 87% for class two, and 95% for class three. The author also notes the inherent difficulties in such a program, such as student stigmatization due to special admissions labels. Contains 42 references, 24 tables, nine figures, and four appendices. (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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