ERIC Number: ED251160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Remedial Education in the States.
Piland, William E.
A study was conducted to ascertain the status of remedial education in the United States as perceived by state directors of community colleges. The study sought information on how the states defined remedial education; the states' mission in regard to remedial education; the courses funded as remedial; the governmental agencies with authority in this area; the methods of funding; the educational levels at which remedial education is conducted; and the present condition of remedial education in each state. A questionnaire was sent to state directors of community colleges in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Based on responses from 40 states, study findings revealed: (1) 62% of the states did not have an official or working definition of remedial education; (2) 49% of the states had a remedial education mission statement in their community college enabling legislation; (3) secondary level math, English and reading courses tended to be funded as remedial in community colleges; (4) in 49% of the states, the body with responsibility for administering/coordinating remedial education in the community colleges was the state higher education board/agency; (5) 86% of the community college remedial courses received state funding; and (6) 84% of the respondents identified the community colleges as the primary providers of remedial education. The study includes a discussion of implications and recommendations; and the survey instrument. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council of State Directors of Community-Junior Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction.