ERIC Number: ED201344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-1
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation Report of the Writing and Reading Labs at Ohlone College.
Stone, James C.; And Others
Methodology and findings are reported for a study of the materials and instructional components of the Reading and Writing Laboratories at Ohlone College conducted by a team of five external evaluators. The report's first section details: (1) the goals of both labs, as articulated by the college; (2) specific objectives of the study; i.e., to evaluate diagnostic procedures, personnel effectiveness, the integration of English classroom instruction with writing lab materials, faculty and student attitudes towards the labs, and the extent to which objectives were being met; and (3) the study methodology, which involved interviews with students and faculty, as well as an examination of lab materials and procedures. The next sections of the report summarize findings for the writing lab (Section II) and reading lab (Section III). Each section evaluates the physical setting of the lab; the methods used to refer students to the lab and to place them in the sequence of lab courses; the instructional materials used; the particular strengths and weaknesses of the lab; procedures followed by students in the lab; tutorial services; and the evaluator's, faculty's, staff's, and student's reactions to the lab. In addition, Section II evaluates classroom instruction by the English department faculty. Finally, Section IV summarizes the study's findings and presents accompanying recommendations for improvement. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohlone Coll., Fremont, CA.
Identifiers: Writing Laboratories
Note: Sections of Appendix B contained copyrighted material and are therefore not available.