ERIC Number: ED348117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Extending the Concept and Practice of Classroom Based Research to California Community Colleges. Final Report.
Sacramento City Coll., CA. Learning Resources Div.
With support from the California Community College Fund for Instructional Improvement, 14 classroom-based research studies were conducted in fall 1991 at American River College (ARC), Consumnes River College (CRC), Sacramento City College (SCC), San Joaquin Delta College (SJDC), Solano Community College (SoCC), and Yuba Community College (YCC). This compilation contains an opening report on the project's background, a summary evaluation of the studies, a budget review, and 14 project reports. These reports are: (1) "Learning Style and the Distant Learner," by Richard J. Dowdall (SCC); (2) "Investigating Some Strategies To Lower Attrition in Biology," by Alyce Fiedler and George Bleekman (ARC); (3) "Cooperative Learning in a Developmental Reading Course," by William Morris (ARC); (4) "Grammar-Checking Software in the Writing Lab," by Phil Hutcheon (SJDC); (5) "The CRC Penpal Project: Fostering Cross-Cultural Interaction," by Marlo McClurg; (6) "Underline the Subject Once; the Verb Twice, Or Grammar: What Good Is It? Language Study in Composition Courses," by Cynthia Cilensek Kellogg (YCC); (7) "Assigned Topics vs. Student Topics: For Developing Fluency in ESL (English As a Second Language) Students under Timed Writing Conditions," by Charles F. Honnold (ARC); (8) "Computer Skills in the Fashion Industry: A Comparison of the Attributes of Community College Students and the Needs of Employers," by Peggy Gorbach (SoCC); (9) "An Initial Investigation into Why More African-American Students Do Not Take Foreign Language Classes," by Ramiro Canto-Lugo and Matthew J. Reich (YCC); (10) "Does the Graphing Calculator Enhance Learning in Precalculus?" by Katherine McLain (CRC); (11) "Laboratory Activities in Developmental Mathematics," by Kent M. Neuerburg (CRC); (12) "Ongoing Semester Use of the Dunham Dance Technique To Improve Student Preparedness for Dance," by Shirley Brown (SCC); (13) "English 1/History 17 Essay," by Susan Messina and Diane White (SoCC); and (14) "Feedback Loop as a Mastery Learning Teaching Concept To Improve Student Learning," by Carole Jarrett (SoCC). (PAA)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Dance Education, Distance Education, English (Second Language), Graphing Calculators, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Intercultural Communication, Learning Strategies, Remedial Mathematics, Remedial Reading, School Holding Power, Teaching Methods, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Coll. Fund for Instructional Improvement.
Authoring Institution: Sacramento City Coll., CA. Learning Resources Div.
Note: Cover title: Consortium Project Extending the Concept and Practice of Classroom Research Report, with American River College, Cosumnes River College, San Joaquin Delta College, Solano College, Yuba College. For related documents, see ED 324 063-064, and ED 324 066. Final report prepared by Kirk Wiecking, Gene Sellers, and Donna Milanovich.