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ERIC Number: ED019077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 77
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Reference Count: 0
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SALVAGE, REDIRECTION, OR CUSTODY--REMEDIAL EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY JUNIOR COLLEGE.
ROUECHE, JOHN E.
THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WITH NONSELECTIVE ADMISSION POLICIES ATTRACTS INCREASING NUMBERS OF STUDENTS WITH EDUCATIONAL DEFICIENCES, ESPECIALLY IN ACADEMIC SKILLS, WHICH PREVENT SUCCESS IN YPICAL COLLEGE COURSES. HOWEVER, WHILE ALMOST ALL COMMUNITY COLLEGES AGREE WITH THE OPEN DOOR CONCEPT, ONLY ABOUT HALF PROVIDE REMEDIAL INSTRUCTION FOR LOW ACHIEVERS. THERE IS LITTLE AGREEMENT ON OBJECTIVES OF REMEDIAL PROGRAMS OR ON THE MEANS TO REACH THEIR OBJECTIVES. REMEIDAL PROGRAMS RANGE IN SCOPE FROM SINGLE CLASSES TO COMPLETE PROGRAMS, WITH ADDED ACTIVITIES SUCH AS TUTORING AND SPECIALIZED COUNSELING. RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF REMEDIAL PROGRAMS IS SCARCE AND TENDS TO BE INCONCLUSIVE. THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HAS BASED ITS REMEDIAL PROGRAMS ON UNPROVED ASSUMPTIONS RATHER THAN ON RESEARCH FINDINGS. COLLEGES ARE FACED WITH A NEED FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION, RECRUITMENT AND ASSIGNMENT OF COMPETENT TEACHERS, CLARIFICATION OF OBJECTIVES, IDENTIFICATION OF REMEDIAL STUDENTS, AND EXPERIMENTATION WITH TEACHING METHODS. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $2.00 FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF JUNIOR COLLEGES, 1315 SIXTEENTH STREET, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C. 20036. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
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