ERIC Number: ED237590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Basic Skills Training.
Mohr, Paul B., Sr.; And Others
Norfolk State University Research Committee, v3 n1 1982
This report on basic skills training at Norfolk State University (Virginia) profiles current activities and ascertains the perceptions of the faculty in order to develop general guidelines that might be useful for continued planning. Data from 107 questionnaires completed by Norfolk faculty show that they regard basic skills as critical for students in all programs and are aware of university efforts to focus attention on the development of basic skills. The quality of teaching related to basic skills training is seen as being mediocre and in need of considerable improvement. Faculty members see a large number of variables as critical to skills training, but highlight the need for more student involvement in planning and implementation. According to the faculty, students are offered opportunities to engage in activities that directly pertain to the four basic skill areas (reading, speaking, writing, and computation), but a clearer picture of the exact nature of student work in these areas is needed. Finally, the faculty does report giving direct feedback to students, but more information is needed about the frequency of such feedback before it can be determined whether students with basic deficits are getting the substantial amounts of feedback they need. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Norfolk State Univ., VA.
Identifiers: Norfolk State University VA