Individual, Family, and Community Education ETDs

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Economically disadvantaged students are entering our colleges in increasing numbers. Their demands for entrance, financial assistance, and relevant education is pressuring higher education to re-evaluate and modify traditional entrance criteria and teaching modalities. Non-traditional academic programs represent this transitional phase in higher education. Evaluative research to determine the academic quality and benefits to the student of non-traditional academic programs is necessary.

This study has focused on the effect of participation by the economically disadvantaged in non-traditional academic programs on the student's success in college. All of the students in this study were economically disadvantaged. Students in three of the groups were participating in non-traditional academic programs.

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Counselor Education

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Department Name

Individual, Family, and Community Education

First Committee Member (Chair)

Clifford Owen Morgan

Second Committee Member

William Robert Fishburn

Third Committee Member

Wayne Rowan Maes

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