ERIC Number: ED226771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-10
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Successful Approaches in Teaching Basic Skills for Program Development in the Community College.
Drawing from an extensive literature review and interviews with faculty and administrators in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), this study report examines successful practices in basic skills instruction in community colleges. After providing background on the importance of basic skills programs in light of the increasing number of underprepared community college students and on common criticisms of remedial programs, chapter 1 introduces the study's purposes and methods. Chapter 2 begins by highlighting effective instructional practices and methodologies for teaching basic skills as indicated by research and authorities in the field. It goes on to describe the characteristics of developmental programs at selected two- and four-year colleges that have been successful in enhancing student learning. Chapter 3 presents findings from the interviews with LACCD staff, providing summaries of successful experiences and programs at each college and reviewing districtwide activities. Chapter 4 offers conclusions and recommendations for planning, developing, administering, and operating an effective, efficient basic skills program. The described model has assessment and prescriptive components; includes writing, reading, mathematics, and English as a Second Language instruction; incorporates formative and summative evaluation procedures; and provides for access to all available instructional resources. The survey instrument and an extensive bibliography are included. (DAB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Los Angeles Community Colleges CA
Note: Graduate seminar paper, Pepperdine University.