ERIC Number: ED021559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Program Offering Junior College Remedial English Instruction Simultaneously to High School Seniors and Junior College Freshmen via Open Circuit Television. Final Report.
Boettcher, Kenneth D.
American River College (Calif.) devised an experimental program in remedial English intended to better prepare entering freshmen. It was given by open-circuit TV simultaneously to high school seniors and junior college freshmen in the hope that, in subsequent years, there would be fewer inadequately prepared freshmen and that more could enroll immediately in college-level English. Students (from six high schools) with scores in the upper and lower limits for college admission were randomly assigned to fall-semester experimental and control groups. The control group received the regular senior English course. The experimental groups, both high school and college, received the lessons by TV. The college control group was selected from students enrolled in both remedial English and basic reading. Course content emphasized reading proficiency, language usage, and composition. The direction of change generally favored the experimental group in the high schools. The college groups showed no significant difference in the upward movement. A 3-semester followup study of the high school students' grades in later college English courses showed no significant difference in either level of class attempted or quality of performance. Both the college groups showed the same lack of significant difference. (HH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American River Junior Coll., Sacramento, CA.