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Educational Horizons, v83 n3 p180-189 Spr 2005

For nearly half of his professional career, this author admits he was wrong about how to help students achieve. During almost thirty-six years as a college administrator and instructor, he designed programs and services, taught classes, and conducted workshops with one purpose in mind: to help students gain maximum benefits from college and continue learning and achieving long after they finished school. The winter of 1978, brought a turning point when he attended a conference on college student retention sponsored by American College Testing (ACT), which brought together some of the best researchers and practitioners in the field. The conference coordinators were Lee Noel and Randi Levitz, who later founded Noel-Levitz, Inc., the largest consulting organization in college student recruitment and retention. Noel and Levitz? presentations explained why nearly half the students who enter college drop out or flunk out. They presented research findings and described some of the most effective programs and services designed to help more students persist to graduation. Another presenter at the conference was Robert Cope, the co-author of Revolving College Doors. He presented the best theory and research available about the causes of student persistence and attrition. Before the conference, the author had concluded that students left college because they lacked certain skills, knowledge, and abilities. All the work he had done was based on that false premise. Eventually, he was forced to an even more devastating conclusion: the deficit-based remediation programming previously used actually prevented students from becoming top achievers. From this discovery a new outlook emerged recognizing that seeds of potential greatness, a person?s talents, already exist in the person, therefore, strengths quest, a quest to achieve excellence and become all one can be through individual natural talents is really a quest to discover, develop, and apply what one truly is. Now, althnkey tool for implementing strengths-based education. However, applying StrengthsQuest to K?12 education certainly will become more textured and sophisticated as experience with the program grows.

Descriptors: College Preparation, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Prior Learning, Academic Ability, Self Management, Student Motivation, College Students, Student Characteristics

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Autor: Anderson, Edward

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4990&id=EJ685057







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