ERIC Number: ED367943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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College Reading Improvement Programs: An Issue of Growth.
Mason, Ronald B.
College Reading Improvement Programs (CRIPs) have become increasingly significant in higher education because there is an increased need for the services they provide in colleges and universities. The first such program appeared in 1915. From 1956 to the present, research has documented a marked increase in the number of CRIPs. In examining the literature, however, it is well to remember that CRIPS may refer to anything from a single remedial course to a comprehensive remedial program. In a 1986 survey by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, it was found that nationwide, 90% of higher education institutions offered some type of remedial support. The increase in the numbers of CRIPs since its beginnings is a testament to the programs' reaction to demands of educators, students, and parents in response to a changing world in which the amount of information has constantly exploded. Institutions are under pressure to produce better informed and more highly skilled students. Professors are therefore under pressure to give students the best possible preparation to enable them to have successful lives and careers. (Contains 29 references.) (SG)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Identifiers: College Reading Improvement Programs; Information Age