ERIC Number: ED028778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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The Writing Problems of Remedial English Students in Community Colleges of the City University of New York.
Bossone, Richard M.
The investigator describes the writing problems of remedial English students in four community colleges and concludes: (1) remedial English teachers disagree on the value of certain writing factors; (2) prefer global ratings of initial compositions; (3) disagree on criteria for evaluating compositions, placement procedures, course objectives, instructional practices, and attitudes toward students; and (4) that objective tests used had high content validity. Recommendations include (1) definition of terms and identification of goals (i.e., developmental, corrective, and remedial teaching), (2) the use of several tests for placement, (3) emphasis on diagnostic procedures, (4) attention to developing constructive teacher attitudes, (5) the value of student conferences, (6) district conferences on composition, and (7) the need for Research and Instructional Service Centers. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Research and Evaluation Unit for Special Programs.
Identifiers - Location: New York