ERIC Number: ED202097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Basic Skills Education: Problems, Issues, Recommendations.
Wylie, Richard, Comp.; Williams, Elizabeth, Comp.
Between February and November, 1978, six regional workshops were held on basic skills education, co-sponsored by the University of Colorado at Denver and the U.S. Office of Education. Three hundred educators and representatives of business and community groups attended. Each meeting included opportunities for small groups, organized both heterogeneously and on the basis of similar educational roles, to discuss the problems and issues related to six broad questions concerning basic skills education, and to make specific recommendations. These questions were: (1) What constitutes the basic skills and what segments of the educational system are addressing them? (2) What models appear to be successful in teaching basic skills? (3) What delivery systems are available? Are they in conflict? Are they supportive? (4) What can L.E.A.s and communities do to achieve better cooperation? (5) What can S.E.A.s and institutions of higher education do to achieve better cooperation? and (6) What can the U.S. Office of Education do to achieve better cooperation? This report organizes and summarizes the over 5,000 recommendations developed by the workshop participants. Appendixes discuss basic skills for Native American and bilingual students, as well as basic mathematical skills. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indian Education, Basic Skills, Bilingual Students, Colleges, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Mathematics, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Office of Education
Note: Prepared for the Basic Skills Coordination Steering Committee.