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STUDY OF PERSONAL-SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY-JUNIOR COLLEGE

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Date Issued:
1973
Summary:
Disadvantaged students often need more than remedial academic programs in order to succeed in college. They need experiences in personal-social development that engender self-understanding, self-confidence and the problem solving skills necessary for adjustment to the college setting. The purpose of this study was to determine the status of personal-social development programs for the disadvantaged at the community-junior college level throughout ·the United States. Three hundred and thirty-eight community-junior colleges, with full-time equivalent enrollments of 1,000 students or more, were contacted with a questionnaire. Eighty-three (approximately thirty-eight per cent) of the 219 colleges responding indicated that they are currently operating such programs. It appears from the findings of this study that most of these programs have developed since the 1967-68 academic year. The rate of development of new programs, however, appears to be decreasing. The major cause for this trend appears to be the additional expenses involved in providing these programs. The per capita costs were reported to average nearly seven hundred dollars. It seems apparent that when the social disturbances that spawned these programs subsided, the majority of colleges were increasingly reluctant to expend the additional resources necessary to operate such a program. The study implies that, although most of these colleges are attempting to provide a variety of personal-social development experiences, little has been done to evaluate their effectiveness in changing behavior. Personalsocial development should be measured to determine whether or not these programs are enhancing the academic achievement and adjustment of the disadvantaged students. This study provides background information from existing programs to identify the essential components of personal-social development programs. Now, evaluation of the effectiveness of these components seems necessary in order to justify the existence and expansion of these programs.
Title: A STUDY OF PERSONAL-SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY-JUNIOR COLLEGE.
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Name(s): CHURCH, LEROY A., author
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Logsdon, James D., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1973
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, FL
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 118 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Disadvantaged students often need more than remedial academic programs in order to succeed in college. They need experiences in personal-social development that engender self-understanding, self-confidence and the problem solving skills necessary for adjustment to the college setting. The purpose of this study was to determine the status of personal-social development programs for the disadvantaged at the community-junior college level throughout ·the United States. Three hundred and thirty-eight community-junior colleges, with full-time equivalent enrollments of 1,000 students or more, were contacted with a questionnaire. Eighty-three (approximately thirty-eight per cent) of the 219 colleges responding indicated that they are currently operating such programs. It appears from the findings of this study that most of these programs have developed since the 1967-68 academic year. The rate of development of new programs, however, appears to be decreasing. The major cause for this trend appears to be the additional expenses involved in providing these programs. The per capita costs were reported to average nearly seven hundred dollars. It seems apparent that when the social disturbances that spawned these programs subsided, the majority of colleges were increasingly reluctant to expend the additional resources necessary to operate such a program. The study implies that, although most of these colleges are attempting to provide a variety of personal-social development experiences, little has been done to evaluate their effectiveness in changing behavior. Personalsocial development should be measured to determine whether or not these programs are enhancing the academic achievement and adjustment of the disadvantaged students. This study provides background information from existing programs to identify the essential components of personal-social development programs. Now, evaluation of the effectiveness of these components seems necessary in order to justify the existence and expansion of these programs.
Identifier: 11626 (digitool), FADT11626 (IID), fau:8564 (fedora)
Degree granted: Thesis (Educat.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1973.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Education
Subject(s): College student development programs--United States
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