ERIC Number: ED230227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Remedial Education in California's Public Colleges and Universities: Campus Perspectives on a Serious Problem.
Coffey, Janis Cox
As part of a statewide study of postsecondary remedial programs and services in California, site visits were conducted at seven community colleges, four state universities, and three campuses of the University of California (UC). Interviews with at least five administrators and faculty members at each campus solicited opinions and perceptions regarding: (1) terms used to refer to remedial courses (e.g., developmental, foundational, or skills building); (2) courses that were considered remedial; (3) service to functionally illiterate or semi-literate students; (4) the use and desirability of comprehensive entry-level testing programs in reading, writing, and mathematics for all students; (5) the use of test results for counseling or placement; (6) remediation as a minority student problem or one that cuts across all student populations; (7) views and staffing of remedial programs and support services; (8) credit for remedial courses; (9) program costs; (l0) evaluation of program effectiveness; and (11) the history, effects, and future of remediation on campus. The study report summarizes and contrasts the responses of personnel at the community colleges, state universities, and UC campuses. (HB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Trends, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Programs, Remedial Reading, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.