ERIC Number: ED241116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Dealing with Diversity.
Diversity is welcomed at the Jefferson Davis Campus, Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College, where the commuting students include teenagers, retired military personnel, displaced homemakers, the foreign-born, blacks, the full-time employed, and senior citizens. The students are counseled to take a reading and study skills class if their reading test scores indicate a need in the areas of comprehension, speed, interpretation, or study skills. In the first weeks, the objective is to improve the student's self-image along with improvement of reading skills, mathematics skills, or language arts. Activities are planned for adult students which are compatible with their goals and their backgrounds. The instructor of the reading and study skills class emphasizes time use and time organization. In the developmental studies programs, "educationese" is interpreted for divergent populatons on a one-to-one basis or in small group sessions. All students are given written competencies for the class, and the order of presentation is determined by the need of the students. The instructor requires that the students give weekly oral and written reports on news items of interest to them and gives the students activities that make direct application of skills to other courses or to life needs. (EM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Age Differences, Age Groups, Community Colleges, Commuting Students, Developmental Studies Programs, Diversity (Student), Individual Differences, Individual Needs, Positive Reinforcement, Program Descriptions, Reading Improvement, Reading Skills, Study Skills, Time Management, Transfer of Training, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Teaching Excellence (Austin, TX, 1983).