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ERIC Number: ED012167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
Pages: 31
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Reference Count: 0
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ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES INVOLVED IN STIMULATING, DEVELOPING, AND IMPLEMENTING A CURRICULUM FOR LOW-ABILITY STUDENTS AT LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE.
POWELL, HOPE M.
CALIFORNIA'S "OPEN-DOOR" POLICY HAS LED TO AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF LOW-ABILITY STUDENTS IN THE JUNIOR COLLEGES. IN SPRING, 1964, LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE BEGAN AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM FOR 64 STUDENTS WHO SCORED BELOW THE 11TH PERCENTILE ON THE SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TESTS. FACULTY VOLUNTEERED THEIR SERVICES, AND AN INTEGRATED PROGRAM OF INTRODUCTORY PYSCHOLOGY, REMEDIAL ENGLISH, AND SPEECH WAS IMPLEMENTED. THE RESULTS OF THE FIRST SEMESTER WERE NOT GREAT, BUT PROGRESS WAS EVIDENT AND IT WAS DECIDED TO CONTINUE THE EXPERIMENT IN FALL, 1964, WITH 100 STUDENTS. IN SUMMER, 1965, THE PROGRAM MOVED FROM THE EXPERIMENTAL TO THE OPERATIONAL PHASE. OTHER INSTRUCTORS ESTABLISHED COURSES IN THEIR DEPARTMENTS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THESE STUDENTS. THE FOCUS OF THE PROGRAM WAS SHIFTED FROM REMEDIATION TO GENERAL EDUCATION. THOUGH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN RAISING THE READING LEVEL AND ACADEMIC ABILITY, IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO ENABLE THE STUDENT TO MOVE INTO A REGULAR COLLEGE PROGRAM. PLANS HAVE BEEN MADE TO EXPAND THE PROGRAM FURTHER. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); SCHOOL AND COLLEGE ABILITY TESTS