ERIC Number: ED217946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Literacy in Community Colleges. Junior College Resource Review.
Yarrington, Roger; And Others
This series of Junior College Resource Reviews focuses on the community college's role in literacy development. After Roger Yarrington's overview of the topic, Robert McCabe and Susan Skidmore consider "The Literacy Crisis and American Education." In light of the changing nature of work and the severe decline in the communication skills of youth, the authors urge a careful examination of the current social environment and a realistic redesign of the educational system. "Literacy and Allied Health Programs," by Robert Parilla, identifies the knowledge and skills necessary for the delivery or support of health care by technicians. Next, Florence Brawer, in "Literacy, Transfer, and Effectiveness: The Community Colleges' Accelerating Mission," reviews research and other literature dealing with issues and approaches to developmental/remedial education, special compensatory programs, attrition and achievement, counseling, evaluation, common problems, and available options. Arthur Cohen then recounts "Ten Criticisms of Developmental Education" and responds to each. Jack Friedlander, in "Coordinating Academic Support Programs with Subject Area Courses," describes successful programs integrating basic skills instruction into the regular curriculum. Finally, Richard Richardson and Elizabeth Fisk, in "Literacy in the Community College," review a study of the use of written language in the classroom and in student services and of administrative priorities and strategies influencing literacy. (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Basic Skills, College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Problems, Educational Change, Illiteracy, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness, Transfer Programs, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.